Instagram Will Now Warn You If You’re About to Leave a Mean Comment
Instagram just announced a new plan to cut down on bullying. They’re going to recognize when you’re writing something MEAN and let you know.
They’re starting to roll out a new AI feature that analyzes the comment you’re about to post and lets you know, “Hey, this isn’t very nice.”
In an example they shared, someone wrote a comment saying, quote, “You are so ugly and stupid” and Instagram responded, quote, “Are you sure you want to post this?”
Instagram is also planning another feature to try to make their social network less toxic by letting you mute comments from different users without those users getting notifications they were muted.
Will any of this actually work? It all feels pretty naïve and idealistic, but the head of Instagram says they’re really trying to keep the conversations more civil because bullying, quote, “could hurt our reputation and our brand over time.”
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