Instagram's new tools to prevent harassment via Direct Message

Instagram's new tools to prevent harassment via Direct Message

I am a filter for DMs that analyzes words, phrases and emojis, blocking harassment in the bud and a tool that will allow you to block offenders, even when they create profiles from scratch

(photo: Instagram) Continue the fight of the Facebook galaxy against harassment and cyberbullying, this time with the arrival of new tools supplied to Instagram. The latest additions will allow people to further protect themselves from unsolicited and abusive private messages. The novelty will first allow Instagram to recognize harassing Direct Messages starting from a series of words, phrases and emojis that could report offensive content (they will also include some misspelled versions of these key terms, often used to try to evade filters) .

The new filter will also be able to recognize the malicious use of emojis and will be based on a list of content that Facebook will compile with the help of anti-discrimination and anti-bullying organizations. In addition, first-person users will be able to add terms or emojis to their blacklist, so that the algorithm proactively blocks them.

“We want to respect people's privacy and give them control over their experiences in a way that works best for them, ”a Facebook spokesperson said on the company's blog specifying that“ using this feature does not share the content of DM requests with us, unless they are reported ”.

Secondly, Instagram will offer users the ability to prevent abusers in advance, even when the latter try to contact the user through a new account created specifically to circumvent the previous blocks. The new proactive blocking function will already be available globally in the coming weeks while the function capable of filtering more unwanted DMs will initially be launched in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, before being released globally within a few months.

The function capable of preventing harassing messages will initially be implemented on Instagram, but Menlo Park's goal is to integrate it also on Messenger and WhatsApp by the end of the year, in order to guarantee its users the safest platforms.

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