Instagram begins to label posts from ‘state-controlled media’

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A few months ago, Facebook began labeling posts by state-controlled media — a move it had announced a year ago. Now the company is bringing a similar warning to Instagram, as spotted by journalist Casey Michel. Instagram has begun rolling out new “state-controlled media” labels—here are the ones for Kremlin outlets aimed at younger Americans: pic.twitter.com/vyUySA1zbW — Casey Michel 🇰🇿 (@cjcmichel) October 5, 2020 Some of these accounts, including Redfish and In the Now, have hundreds of thousands of followers. The label appears quite prominently on the accounts’ profiles, as well as every single post — right under the account…

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