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Former Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on Thursday. Photo by Erin Beach

Former Instagram Leader Systrom Talks About ‘Unhealthy’ Internet Incentives

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Photo: Former Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom on Thursday. Photo by Erin Beach

For Kevin Systrom, the most challenging part of running Instagram was resisting the pressure to over-commercialize the social media service, he said on Thursday.

“It’s the leaders that decide how to trade off profitability and mission, and that was the hardest part of my job,” said Mr. Systrom, who left Instagram as CEO in September after eight years.

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