Adam Mosseri
Ramona Rosales
United States




Mosseri endured a firestorm of controversy after internal research leaked in September 2021, showing Instagram has an adverse effect on the mental health of teenage users, causing 32% to have a worse body image of themselves while directly leading 13% of British teens and 6% of U.S. teens to contemplate suicide. The revelation was painfully ironic because so much of Mosseri’s public messaging has been about measures he’s taking to make the app safe for young users, such as enabling them to block others from seeing how many likes their posts receive and banning images of self-harm. Also in September, the company tabled its planned Instagram app for kids under 13 after 44 U.S. attorney generals wrote a letter calling for it to abandon the project. All that said, Instagram is leaving 2021 on a high note, as the platform allegedly sports more than 2 billion monthly active users now, per insiders.


  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • TokBox


  • New York University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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