Pinterest makes a vow to ban weight-loss ads from its platform

Pinterest is vowing to ban weight-loss ads from its platform.

News 12 Staff

Jul 2, 2021, 12:18 PM

Updated 1,017 days ago

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Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, and Google are committing to improving online safety for women on their platforms. The companies made the announcement at the U.N. Generation Equality forum in Paris on Thursday. The pledge comes following consultations with the World Wide Web Foundation over the past year, aimed at examining online gender-based violence and abuse. The organization says the companies will offer more ways for women to control what they see on their platforms and greater access to safety tools.
Pinterest is vowing to ban weight-loss ads from its platform. The company says any ads with weight-loss testimonials or weight-loss products will no longer be allowed as it shifts focus to the body-positivity movement. It will also ban any language or imagery that idealizes or denigrates certain body types. Pinterest users will still be able to search for weight-loss advice and healthy eating tips. The platform already has rules against content that glamorizes eating disorders or other types of self-harm.
Mark Cuban's NFT marketplace Mintable has raised $13 million in a series a funding round. The Singapore-based company announced on Thursday it plans on expanding its offerings using the money raised. The platform already has around 700,000 NFTs minted following the NFT boom over the past year. Mintable faces stiff competition as other NFT marketplaces like Animoca brands and Rarible also raised millions of dollars in funding recently.


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