- Jul 24, 2021
Instagram has come up with new ways to combat online bullying on its platform. The social media platform has rolled out AI features that will make users re-think when they are about to make any offensive comment. The company also comes up with its new move to put a restriction on users who can comment and who cannot.
Instagram is in all jigs to motivate its users while shutting down behavior like insults, shaming, and disrespect.
This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification – Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram
Teenagers are now glued to social media platforms, and trolling has been an unstoppable ill on social media hampering self-motivation for the youth. As per statistics, nearly 80% of teens are on Instagram, and more than half have been through online bullying.
In order to combat Instagram online bullying, the platform has come up with a new AI feature, Instagram Undo that warns offensive comments, making the user think twice before sending the notification to the other person. The other feature called Restrict will also allow users to hide or shadow ban bullies hence restricting others from seeing a user’s status or a read receipt for any messages.
The other changes, Instagram will start testing on its platform soon.