Instagram introduces two new anti-bullying features
Instagram is introducing new features which will automatically challenge users before they post something which might be considered bullying, and allow victims to secretly block their tormentors.
The new feature notifies users when Instagram’s algorithms suspect that their comments might be considered offensive before they actually post.
It is introduced as the British government develops regulations to tackle social media platforms and make them responsible for harmful material which they allow users to share or discover.
According to the Facebook-owned company: “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,” the company added……..read more
Source: Sky News