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Instagram Creates New Features To Help End Cyberbullying

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Instagram Creates New Features To Help End Cyberbullying

Instagram Creates New Features To Help End Cyberbullying

It looks like Instagram is really cracking down on cyberbullying! The social media company has already created a feature where you can disable the comment section on an account, but apparently, they found a new way to detect and stop cyberbullying.

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It was announced Tuesday that the new feature scans a photo and if it thinks it might contain bullying content it sends that post to Instagram’s community staff for review.

According to TIME, the tool is scanning the post itself, not just the text. Users have written out defamatory comments and then shared them as an image, rather than text, in order to bypass Instagram’s text filters for negative content, a feature that launched in May.

“While the majority of photos shared on Instagram are positive and bring people joy, occasionally a photo is shared that is unkind or unwelcome,” Adam Mosseri, head on Instagram said in a blog post announcing the updates. “This change will help us identify and remove significantly more bullying—and it’s a crucial next step since many people who experience or observe bullying don’t report it. It will also help us protect our youngest community members since teens experience higher rates of bullying online than others,” TIME quotes.

In addition to the new feature, the company also rolled out a new bullying comment filter on live videos and a new “kindness camera effect” to help share positivity on the platform.

Socialites, what do you think about this? Sound off in the comment box below!

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