Online bullying can be a major problem and now Instagram is launching some new tools in an attempt to combat bullying on their platform.
The company will give users the power to shadow ban people from their account, this means that any comments left by this person are not visible.
They are also launching tools which will recognize when someone could be publishing an abusive or bullying comment, Instagram will then ask the person if they want to publish this comment.
In the last few days, we started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be considered offensive before it’s posted. This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification. From early tests of this feature, we have found that it encourages some people to undo their comment and share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect.
You can find out more details about these new tools that Instagram will be testing out over at their website at the link below.
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