Adam Mosseri
Ramona Rosales
United States




As Instagram experienced a huge increase in activism and protest in the wake of nationwide Black Lives Matters demonstrations, Mosseri doubled down on addressing potential bias on the platform, reevaluating harassment, distribution and account verification policies, while also analyzing algorithms for unintentional biases. With the pandemic keeping customers at home, spurring a 70% month-over-month increase in Instagram Live usage, the company also made it easier for creators to monetize their content and businesses to promote gift cards, online food orders and fundraisers. Before moving to Instagram, Mosseri oversaw Facebook’s newsfeed and designed its mobile apps. Now, he’s building support for its short video feature Reels (Instagram’s answer to TikTok), which launched globally in 2020.


  • Facebook
  • IGTV
  • TokBox


  • New York University (NY, USA)

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  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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Instagram to Review Whether Its Practices and Policies 'Suppress Black Voices'

Instagram to Review Whether Its Practices and Policies 'Suppress Black Voices'

Instagram is "taking a harder look" at how the photo and video sharing app affects different communities, starting with Black users, according to the app's top executive, Adam Mosseri.In a blog post Monday, Mosseri said Facebook-owned Instagram has been "hearing concern about whether we suppress Black voices and whether our products and policies treat everyone equally."While Instagram -- with more than a 1 billion monthly users -- is "a platform that stands for elevating Black voices," he wrote, at the...


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