Instagram is using new tools to detect bullying on the platform

Kindness camera effect with Maddie Ziegler                  Instagram

"This change will help us identify and remove significantly more bullying - and it's a crucial next step since many people who experience or observe bullying don't report it", said Adam Mosseri, Instagram's new boss, who took up the role following the departure of its co-founders in September.

By proactively tackling the issue, Instagram is making a concerted effort to keep the toxicity that has plagued other platforms off its network. First, it was anti-cyberbullying attempted in captions and comments and now, Instagram is rolling out a feature that will use AI to block off bullying photos and videos on the platform too.

The machine learning mechanism will be looking for signs of harassment in photos, such as attacks on a person's appearance or character, or threats to their well-being. The tool can also compare, rank and rate images and captions to find bullying in photos, such as a split-screen image where someone is compared to another person in a negative way. It's unclear what else the technology can detect and whether it would work on images without captions. According to Mosseri, the new add-on has been deployed and will continue to roll out in coming weeks.

Instagram had introduced a bullying comment filter which - as the name suggests - detects and hides bullying comments from Feed, Explore and Profile. As well, the company has introduced a new camera effect that it says will help "spread kindness" among users, at least when they're using the Stories feature.

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About Kindness Camera EffectWith the New York Times best-selling teen author, actor, dancer Maddie Ziegler, we are launching a new feature to camera kindness effect to spread positivity. In selfie mode, your face is covered in hearts, and you can tag someone to support, according to the blog post.

Earlier this year, Instagram announced it would filter out bullying comments that aim to harass or upset users. In rear mode, kind comments in different languages will appear.

From today, Instagram also provides a new function with filter that filters out offensive comments - now you can enable it during online broadcasts.

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