Pinterest Prohibits Posting of Pro-Anorexia Content

Pinterest Prohibits Posting of Pro-Anorexia Content

It seems that the mounting pressure surrounding scores of 'thinspiration' message boards made the online 'pinboard' community, Pinterest, to ban its users from posting the pro-anorexia content.

It has been made clear that from April 6, no user would be allowed to post any content which can inflict any health issue to other users. It has been observed that all those who fall under the category of pro-anorexia supporters have been posting content which could prove potentially dangerous for others, and this is what made the site owners to come into action, thereby sending an email to all of them to inform about the coming ban.

The imminent ban would include content that “creates a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to yourself to any other person, or to any animal”, said the report.

With this step, Pinterest has become another site after social media sites like Facebook and Tumblr to become victims of such pro-anorexia users, who are more or less using the platform to impart harmful message to other users.

Though Pinterest started off really well in 2010, it had become a breeding ground of such “pro-ana” communities of late.


FrenchTribune Specials

Victoria was young and had breast cancer

Victoria Yates, 40, is a senior crown prosecutor from Saddleworth, Manchester. She is married to David, and they have two children, Jamie, nine, and Luke, seven. After her finding, she set up the Younger Breast Cancer Network UK, an online help supportive network for breast growth sufferers under 45.

The night her life came apart couldn...

Most Popular

Errors cost £2.5bn a year to NHS, says Health Secretary

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that errors in...

Medical experts find first case of addiction to Google Glass

Medical experts in the US have confirmed that they are...

40% Decline in Peru’s Glaciers over past four decades

A statement from Peru government on Wednesday said...

Install an App on Your Smartphone and Track Cosmic Rays Colliding With Earth

Want to be part of a giant cosmic ray detector? All you...

Poll

Can Greece Come out of Economic Problems: