The Spark AR developers of AR-filters for Instagram declared that plastic surgery-effect filters would be prohibited. They think the filters can cause body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), occasionally still called dysmorphophobia.
BDD is a mental disorder characterized by the obsessive idea that some aspect of one's own body part or appearance is severely flawed.
"We want Spark AR effects to be a positive experience and are re-evaluating our existing policies as they relate to well-being," the company said in a statement posted to Facebook.
Then they mentioned that they'd remove all the current effects associated with plastic surgery, postponing the approval of any new ones. The most popular filter of Digital designer Teresa Fogolari's Plastica, which will shrink your nose, raise your cheekbones and give you a dangerously big pout, has been used over 200 million times.
Such a decision is closely related to the research results of the 2018 year regarding the harmful impact of ideal pics on Instagram. The possibility of changing your face can enhance the effect of dysmorphophobia and the desire to make some plastic surgery.
Precise date of mass deleting of all similar plastic-filters is to be determined later.