Instagram Will Hide Potentially Offensive Comments

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As part of its campaign to contain online bullying, Instagram revealed that it will start to automatically hide offensive comments on the app. The announcement was made on Tuesday which marks its 10th birthday. Comments similar to those that have been reported in the past will be hidden from users, but they will be allowed to view this by tapping the “View Hidden Comments.” Instagram will also be expanding its nudge warning feature to inform users if they repeatedly attempt to post comments that might be offensive.

The Hill: Instagram said it will continue to remove comments that violate its community guidelines

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The Hill mentioned in a report that Instagram said Tuesday that it will start automatically hiding “potentially offensive” comments on the app.

The new function builds on the social media app’s filter that allowed users to choose to hide offensive comments.

Instagram also said it is expanding its “nudge warnings” to notify people when they repeatedly attempt to post comments that might be offensive. The warnings pop up for users who try to post a comment that may violate the app’s guidelines.

CNN: Instagram said it’s using existing artificial intelligence systems to identify bullying or harassing language in comments.

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In a similar news, CNN reports that the company said the comments that will be hidden will be similar to those that have been reported by users in the past. Instagram said it’s using existing artificial intelligence systems to identify bullying or harassing language in comments.

Instagram also said it’s adding an additional warning for people who have posted several comments that could be offensive. The notification prompts them to go back to their comment, otherwise they could risk consequences such as their comment being hidden or even their account getting deleted.

Screenshot from Eric Vanderburg's Twitter

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