Instagram continues its fight against bullying

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Adam Mosseri, the new head of Instagram, really wants to make the social media platform a kind and safe community for everyone.

In a blogpost, Mosseri shares that Instagram will now use machine learning technology to detect bullying in posts, and the offensive ones will be sent to the Community Operations team for review.

“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.

“It will also help us protect our youngest community members since teens experience higher rates of bullying online than others. This new technology has begun to roll out and will continue to in the coming weeks,” he wrote.

“We’re now adding this filter to comments on live videos to ensure that Live remains a safe and fun place to authentically connect with your friends and interests. This is now globally available for all live videos,” he shared.