Instagram Has A New Tool That Detects Bullying

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Instagram is going the extreme measures to protect you and especially the kids using their platforms by adding a new tool that will help you detect bullying!

An Instagram spokesperson said its bullying classifier detects "attacks on a person's appearance or character, as well as threats to a person's well-being or health" in a photo. 

If a human moderator deems the photo is in breach of the platform's community guidelines, the photo will be removed, and the poster will be notified of its deletion and told why. 

"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," Instagram's new head, Adam Mosseri, explained in a blog post.

"It will also help us protect our youngest community members since teens experience higher rates of bullying online than others. This new technology has begun to roll out and will continue to in the coming weeks."

Instagram will also roll out a bullying comment filter on Live videos, which it already has done for the Feed, Explore and Profile sections.

This is a not a bad thing at all. It's there if you need it! 

Instagram is taking further steps to tackle bullying on its platform.

Posted by Mashable on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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