Instagram is intensifying effort to cub bullying on its platform. The social media service has extended its effort to discouraging abusive behavior in posts, no longer comments only. Instagram updated app will warn you when your post captions seem offensive, using AI to detect language similar to posts that have previously been reported against abuse.
In writing, this makes bullies second-guess their vitriol, stick to calm language and learn about the social network’s standard. You could ignore the warning if you think Instagram made a mistake. But it’s not clear if the service platform will not abuse it like it does on Facebook.
The anti-bullying service is currently available in a few countries and would roll out to all users by January.
We aren’t very sure how effective the feature would be, but Instagram said that its efforts to reduce bullying in comments have been “promising,” but it’s not guaranteeing similar outcome for the posts watch. It’s possible that someone who’s caught using an abusive word might hit “share anyway,” damn the consequences.
It’s possible that some words in some cases may sound vicious but may not represent bullying in any case, like addressing a government official as a stupid person may not really be ideal so to say, but it’s not bullying at all.
But the check is still good because it will help keep a lot of people out of words that could lead to anger.