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Graphic design showing the Instagram interface and its new automation of limiting political content
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On February 9th, 2024, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri quietly announced through a thread post that Instagram and Threads would be moving away from actively recommending political content. Mosseri shared that the platforms would be transitioning towards a new system where political content would become opt-in by default. Meta defined political content as “content [that] is likely to mention governments, elections, or social topics that affect a group of people and/or society at large.”

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Photo showcasing Claudia De la Cruz and Karina Garcia, presidential candidates in the 2024 United States elections.

The number of Latina women in American politics is growing with the addition of Claudia De la Cruz and Karina Garcia. The duo is running for President and Vice President of the United States as candidates for the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL). De la Cruz and Garcia are running on an audacious anti-capitalism platform for the 2024 Presidential Elections. Their candidacies are a bold departure from the mainstream, as their stated goal is to dismantle capitalism and usher in a fairer, more equitable society based on socialist principles.

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Photograph depicting a young girl in a somber stance, holding a pregnancy test in her hand.

In June 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States decided to overturn Roe v. Wade. The news was met with alarm not only from women all over the country but also from healthcare providers. These professionals expressed grave concerns about the negative effects the decision would have on women’s health, including mental health.

Today, those concerns are a reality, and the statistics are alarming, especially when it comes to Latinas, who are suffering the disproportionate impact of abortion restrictions. Particularly in states like Texas, where abortion has been banned after 6 weeks of pregnancy since 2021.

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