Instagram's New Feature Hopes To Stop Cyberbullying

Instagram will now ask "are you sure you want to post this?" before commenting something offensive!

In an attempt to curve cyberbullying, instagram has added a new feature. Whenever you comment something with certain offensive buzzwords instagram will give you a chance to "reflect and under your comment" through a pop up window that asks "are you sure you want to post this?"

Here is instagram's official statement from today's announcement:

Online bullying is a complex issue. For years now, we have used artificial intelligence to detect bullying and other types of harmful content incomments,photos and videos. As our community grows, so does our investment in technology. This is especially crucial for teens since they are less likely to report online bullying even when they are the ones who experience it the most. 

In the last few days, we started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be considered offensive before it’s posted. This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification. From early tests of this feature, we have found that it encourages some people to undo their comment and share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect. 

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