Instagram will mark state-controlled official media outlets for users who want to understand whether their news media organizations are independent or state-controlled.
Fear of fake news
Thus, the risk that the news published may have been manipulated in line with the policies of the relevant state will be understood by users.
However, this feature will be available to US users for now. Instagram users in the USA will be able to understand whether a news channel they follow is owned by a government or not with a “state-controlled media” warning. It is thought that this marking will open for the whole world in the near future.
Instagram has worked with 65 experts around the world to make the relevant marking, focusing on the links of media organizations around the world with governments.