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Maybe I’m the only one that thinks this way but I was shocked how filthy Instagram was when I logged in for the first time recently.. your thoughts?

The opening screen had this bra-less, curvy, long haired, young woman sexy dancing and beckoning the viewer to join her.... very provocative... I removed the app immediately.

I mean, dang.... felt like I’d logged into a porn site... what’s the world coming to... sexual provocation- everywhere??
 

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Maybe I’m the only one that thinks this way but I was shocked how filthy Instagram was when I logged in for the first time recently.. your thoughts?
I think it depends what you use it for - like anything else on the internet.

I'm teaching myself optics, and I find it absolutely amazing and invaluable. I'm able to see images from creators all over the planet, and I love it. I see things that I would probably never see otherwise.

So, I guess it depends what you're searching for?

I don't come across the shocking posts on instagram or pinterest - or anywhere else.
 

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It's trash just like TicToc. Yet another reason Western Society is going down the proverbial sht-hole.
Like anything, it very much depends on how you use it. As others above have mentioned, all they see is food, or business, or investing on IG. Me personally, I see my friends and family and follow some local businesses and other things of interest to me.

No porn, no boobs, no braless dancing 20-somethings.

This is stuff is all over the internet, and you're on the internet, right? ;)
 

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Even TAM has those girly ads showing, up and down, now and again.
They help pay the bills, I suppose.
 
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Like anything, it very much depends on how you use it. As others above have mentioned, all they see is food, or business, or investing on IG. Me personally, I see my friends and family and follow some local businesses and other things of interest to me.

No porn, no boobs, no braless dancing 20-somethings.

This is stuff is all over the internet, and you're on the internet, right? ;)
I dislike Social Media in general. Imagine when families actually talked to one another instead of spending all day posting memes or watching random morons on tic toc that aren't even funny. I don't get it. Atleast boobs I get.
 

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I try and stay off social media generally. The only one I go on is Facebook, that is because I have family on there. Even that one I don't go on much.
The older I get the more shallow those things seem.
 

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Couple of possibilities here. If this was literally the first time logging in then you saw whatever was trending, which is most likely related to sex.

Second possibility is you're also the anti-porn guy. Here's the irony, Facebook is notorious for showing ads for something you were just googling. Facebook of course owns IG. So even if you are looking up studies to post on TAM about how bad porn is, well "porn" is still in your search history and the platform could be picking up on that.
 

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I mean, dang.... felt like I’d logged into a porn site... what’s the world coming to... sexual provocation- everywhere??
Instagram is heavily reliant upon aggregated data collected from your device and your IP address in a way that an algorithm tries to predict what it is that will most likely cause you to spend the most time on your app.

So if you spend a lot of time online in forums talking about porn and associating with others that watch a lot of porn, don't get upset at a very large corporation for making an honest mistake to assume that you might be interested in that topic.

I spend a lot of time on that app as it relates to a particular interest of mine. When I open instagram, I can tell exactly what the kids in my house have been searching for online as I get hammered by ads for stuff I know they talking about and likely doing online. For example my sone is really big into hunting, so I am getting hammered by ads for camping/hiking gear. Random stuff in my feed is about travel related to hiking and wildlife. So I open up instagram and get served some type of ad a super lightweight camping chair or water filter.

Point being is that in the OP's house there is likely a lot of activity in his house associated with the keyword "porn" so don't be surprised to find social media thinking that is what is wanted.

What is the world coming to, well social media is a bubble and inside that bubble the OP has a social media thread discussing porn.
 

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If you think IG is bad, then don't go on twitter -- there is pretty much anything on there..... including flat out porn.
I stumbled upon a nude sub forum on Reddit. I almost dropped my phone in shock! The name was very innocent, I couldn't imagine it would hold such shocking images.

Since then, I thread carefully on Reddit.
 
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