Pinterest’s new terms of service dictate that as of April 6, any pins or boards that “explicitly encourage self-harm or abuse” will be banned from the site, a move that echoes Tumblr’s decision to ban similar content last month. That April 6 date is still almost two weeks away, which means tons of alarming pro-anorexia and “thinspirational” content is still live on the site.
2. This is what you find when you search Pinterest for “thinspo.”
Photos of women in bikinis are a common theme.
3. A search for “thinspiration” yields similar results.
4. You’ll also find lots of boards singularly devoted to aspirational thinness.
5. This board is called “Get Thin.”
6. Here’s a pin from that board.
7. Pasting “thinspirational” quotes onto photos is a big thing.
8. And more.
9. Pinterest does not think this is a “lol” matter.
10. Some boards are more fitness-oriented.
Will boards like these get taken down?
11. Kate Moss is a popular “thinspiration.”
12. (She’s kind of everywhere.)
13. Some of the fitness-oriented pins are a little more controversial.
- Donald Trump broke with decades of US policy by speaking with the president of Taiwan Friday, a move that could anger China.
- A jury failed to reach a verdict Friday in the case of Michael Slager, a former South Carolina officer charged in the fatal shooting of Walter Scott.
- The CEO of Zenefits plans to step down after 10 months on the job. A legal mess nearly sank the company this year.
- A UFC fighter is asking people to crush apples with their bare hands 🍎💪