Instagram Now Asks You to Think Twice Before Posting Offensive Captions

Posted on December 17, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Social with 0 Comments

Facebook-owned Instagram has been focused a lot on online safety. The company has introduced a number of security measures in recent times to protect users on the platform from harassers and online bullying.

Back in July, Instagram introduced a new feature that asked users to think twice before posting potentially offensive comments, and it also introduced the ability to shadowban users people on your posts’ comments.

And now, Instagram is bringing the same new feature to post captions. The app will now ask users to think twice before posting a potentially offensive caption. The feature is completely powered by AI and is able to recognize different forms of bullying. Instagram says the company has seen promising results for its AI. “We’ve found that these types of nudges can encourage people to reconsider their words when given a chance,” the company said in a blog post.

Instagram will notify users when its AI thinks that the caption on their post is potentially offensive, and users have the option to learn more or share their post anyway. It’s not clear, however, if the company manually reviews captions if a user publishes a post with a potentially offensive caption. The feature is only available in select countries at the moment, and Instagram plans to roll it out globally in the coming months.

Tagged with ,

Elevate the Conversation!

Join Thurrott Premium to enjoy our Premium comments.

Premium member comments on news posts will feature an elevated status that increases their visibility. This tab would allow you to participate in Premium comments with other premium members. Register to join the other Premium members in elevating the conversation!

Register or Subscribe

Join the discussion!


Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Become a Thurrott Premium or Basic User to participate