Instagram will now shame you before you post something offensive

Instagram will now shame you before you post something offensive
Instagram prides itself on actively fighting against bullying through numerous features that prevent people from trolling and/or shaming users of the social network. Today, Instagram announced yet another feature that's meant to prevent users from posting messages that could be considered offensive.

Several months ago, Instagram launched a tool that notifies people when their comments may be considered offensive before they're posted. The most recent feature expands on that tool by using the social network's AI to detect a potentially offensive caption.

Those who write such messages will receive a prompt informing them that their caption is similar to those reported for bullying and that they might want to reconsider their message. Instagram will let users edit messages before they are posted if they're flagged as potentially offensive.

The new feature is meant to educate Instagram users and prevent them from breaking the social network rules and potentially lose their accounts. According to Instagram, the new caption-warning feature will be rolled out in select countries, then expand across the world in the coming months.

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11 Comments

1. Vokilam

Posts: 1443; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

This is just a way instagram is going to mask conservative opinion - I guarantee it!

11. ShadowUnleashed

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 08, 2018

I'm betting on it too.

2. newbey123

Posts: 704; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Good. Morons should be shamed.

10. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Hey Newbey, you're stupid =)

3. VariableCheapskate

Posts: 203; Member since: May 29, 2019

So anyone that doesn't lean towards Silicon Valley liberalism, gotcha.

4. MsPooks

Posts: 309; Member since: Jul 08, 2019

Snowflakes need safe spaces.

7. Layne.Jones

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 30, 2019

Everything is turning into a safe space tbh

8. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

i cant imagine how hard it is to not be an asshole to someone

9. Vokilam

Posts: 1443; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

The problem is - media categorizes conservative ideals you be hate speech - but all we want is to pay less taxes, and not worry about perverts going to same bathrooms as my daughter.

5. User123456789

Posts: 1350; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Then tons of people will see this 100000000x per day.

6. saif2711

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

Life is useless if we can't have dank posts.

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