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Instagram detailed two new features aimed at reducing bullying on its platform and giving its users a new way to avoid unwanted interactions.
Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri said in a blog post, “Online bullying is a complex issue. For years now, we have used artificial intelligence to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos. As our community grows, so does our investment in technology. This is especially crucial for teens since they are less likely to report online bullying even when they are the ones who experience it the most.”
He went on to describe a new, AI-powered feature Instagram has been rolling out over the past few days, which warns people that their comments may be considered offensive before they complete the process of posting them.
Mosseri said the feature gives people a chance to reconsider their comments, saying that early tests have found that some users do not go through with posting potentially hurtful comments, instead sharing less hurtful feedback.
Instagram will also begin testing a way for people to avoid unwanted interactions with other users without those users knowing.
When the new restrict feature is enabled, comments from people who are restricted will only be visible to them, although users who opt to restrict people can approve those comments in order to make them visible to others.
People on users’ restricted lists won’t be able to
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