Cardi B has some thoughts about Instagram’s latest change. After Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced the social media platform will begin testing hiding likes in the United States over the next few weeks, the rapper took to her own Instagram account to share her thoughts on the change.
As far as Cardi is concerned, Instagram likes are not the biggest challenge for the platform.
Instead, in Cardi B’s opinion, she believes that things on social media took a negative turn when Instagram allowed people to start interacting with other users’ comments. That enhances the chance that an argument will break out and it leads to a toxic environment on what is supposed to be a fun photo-sharing site.
“It’s a big ruckus right now that the likes on Instagram are getting taken away,” she said on Instagram, as transcribed by Complex. “… This is my opinion on it, right? So from the beginning of Instagram, we had likes. And I feel like in the beginning of Instagram, everything was so fun, people wanted to post their pictures, get likes … where I think that Instagram got a little nasty, and it just took a weird turn, was when people started to like the comments, when they were allowed to like comments or reply back to somebody’s comments.
“That’s when I feel like when people started sayin’ nasty things … somebody would just say something so vile because … they want comments back. Some people don’t have a life … I see a lot of people dedicate they time into sayin’ some of the craziest, most absurd shit on comments, just for likes and comments back. And I feel like that’s what’s messing up Instagram.”
You can check out Cardi’s full comments below.
“If anything is affecting Instagram right now, it’s the way the comments have been done or have been changing these past few years,” she added. “I feel people been sayin’ the most weirdest shit, been starting the craziest arguments, been starting to race bait … because they want to get to the top, they want to get the most reactions. And that’s what I feel: The comments effect more than the likes.”
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