Koala Selfie Instagram Warning
INSTAGRAM TAKES STEPS TO COMBAT WILDLIFE EXPLOITATION WITH CONTENT WARNING MESSAGES ON CERTAIN PICTURES, HASHTAGS
(CNN) – Instagram is trying to combat wildlife exploitation.
The company announced Monday it is adding content warnings to selfies that include tigers, koalas and other wildlife.
Wildlife conservation groups say animals that users take photos with at tourists sites can suffer from human contact.
So Instagram is sending a message against the behavior that pops up if users click on hashtags like “koala selfie” or “tiger pet.”
More than 3,000 posts with the hashtag “koala selfie” already exist on the platform.
But Instagram won’t be banning the photos…
Instead, the new warning is intended to educate users about their interactions with the environment.