New Instagram tools created to stop bullying

Gerald Bowen
October 12, 2018

"We know we have more work to do to further limit bullying and spread kindness on Instagram", he said.

In honor of National Bullying Prevention month in the US, Instagram has unveiled its latest AI features that aims to help tackle cyberbullying by scanning posted content.

In one of his first moves since taking the job last week, the new head of Instagram announced new features created to prevent bullying on the popular social media platform. New head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced in a blog post that the app is now using machine learning to detect harassment in photos and captions, immediately sending those posts for review.

The move will prevent users from posting defamatory notes as photos or images containing obscene, bullying or harassment-inducing content.

"It will also help us protect our youngest community members since teens experience higher rates of bullying online than others". The company has already started rolling out this new technology, which will be deployed over "coming weeks", according to the company.

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Instagram also introduced a bullying comments filter for live videos, which is able to detect and block offensive words during a live stream.

"We are now adding this filter to comments on live videos to ensure that "Live" remains a safe and fun place to authentically connect with your friends and interests".

Instagram is also introducing a new filter, called the "kindness camera", to help spread positivity on the platform. This feature has been rolled out globally to all users.

"It's a crucial next step since many people who experience or observe bullying don't report it", he added. To try the effect, you'll either need to follow Maddie Ziegler or find someone that has it and tap "try it".

In selfie mode, hearts fill the screen; switch to the rear camera to see kind comments in various languages. Do you agree with the use of artificial intelligence in wiping out inappropriate comments or photos on the social media app?

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