21st January 2020

Instagram to warn users before they post ‘potentially offensive’ captions

If you’re posting any images or videos on Instagram, the app will now warn you if it thinks your caption is offensive.

Instagram has announced in a blog that:

“As part of our long-term commitment to lead the fight against online bullying, we’ve developed and tested AI that can recognize different forms of bullying on Instagram. Earlier this year, we launched a feature that notifies people when their comments may be considered offensive before they’re posted. Results have been promising, and we’ve found that these types of nudges can encourage people to reconsider their words when given a chance.”

Credit: Instagram

The Instagram will sense what captions have words in them that have been reported before as offensive and give a user the chance to rethink their caption.

This feature is rolling out to a few countries and then go globally soon.

Sandi

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