Instagram has announced new measures to combat online bullying. For example, it uses text recognition software to discourage insults.
Instagram has carefully taken the first steps to curb online bullying. The company is rolling out a new measure in which users are notified when they want to send something to.
Instagram knows which sentences are most frequently reported and are referred to as ‘harassment or intimidation’. Around these sentences, the company has developed an algorithm that can recognize these sentences before sending. The sender is then advised not to send this, but can still ignore the message.
In the example, Instagram mentions the reaction “You are so ugly and stupid”, after which Instagram sends the message “Are you sure you want to send this?” For the time being, the warning only works for English-speaking Instagram users.