[E-NEWS]: INSTAGRAM ROLLS OUT NEW FEATURES TO COUNTER BULLYING

 

 

 

INSTAGRAM WILL INTRODUCE NEW FEATURES AIMED AT CURBING ONLINE BULLYING, AS SOCIAL MEDIA GIANTS FACE INCREASED SCRUTINY OVER THE HARASSMENT FACED BY MANY USERS.

THERE HAVE BEEN GROWING CALLS AROUND THE WORLD FOR GREATER OVERSIGHT OF PLATFORMS LIKE FACEBOOK AND TWITTER, AMID WIDESPREAD CRITICISM OVER BULLYING, AS WELL AS THE SPREAD OF HATE SPEECH AND FAKE NEWS.

INSTAGRAM, WHICH IS A PLATFORM FOCUSED ON IMAGES, ALLOWING USERS TO POST PHOTOS AND VIDEOS, WHICH CAN THEN BE COMMENTED ON BY OTHER USERS AND HAS MORE THAN A BILLION USERS WORLDWIDE, SAYS IT HAS USED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO MONITOR BULLYING AND HARMFUL CONTENT FOR YEARS, AND WILL NOW USE THE TECHNOLOGY TO DETECT WHEN A USER IS ABOUT TO POST SOMETHING OFFENSIVE AND ISSUE A WARNING.

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