Say good-bye to your free plastic surgery…Instagram is banning some filters

Jessica Volz, Reporter

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Instagram is banning filters associated with body modifications that implement plastic surgery after concerns of mental health are at risk.

 The face changing filters found in Instagram’s effects gallery that range from surgical facial reconstruction to an over plump pout are no more. 

 Spark AR Creators, the company responsible for the content housed in the effects gallery, released a statement to address the matter: 

“At this time, the entity is focusing on sustaining a healthy augmented reality for users. It’s clear by the comment section that not all users are in favor of the update.”  

 Spark AR has yet to announce a date for the release of their new policy.

 No additional information is available at this time.

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