Instagram and Facebook introduce features to combat fake news and bullying

xinstagram_facebook

Instagram and Facebook have announced the introduction of new features to help combat fake news and bullying.

In 2019, Instagram introduced a feature that filtered comments. This new AI-powered feature is an extension of the earlier one which alerts users with a warning that their caption looks similar to others that have been previously reported based on the words that are used in the caption.

The Instagram team wrote on Facebook: “Today, when someone writes a caption for a feed post and our AI detects the caption as potentially offensive, they will receive a prompt informing them that their caption is similar to those reported for bullying. They will have the opportunity to edit their caption before it’s posted.”

It is also following its parent firm Facebook in rolling out a fact-checking initiative to combat content that has been rated as false or partly false by a third-party fact-checker. This service labels what is deemed to be false and minimises the distribution of flagged content from the Instagram Explore and hashtag pages.

In a blog post, Instagram wrote: “We use image-matching technology to find further instances of this content and apply the label, helping reduce the spread of misinformation. In addition, if something is rated false or partly false on Facebook, starting today we’ll automatically label identical content if it is posted on Instagram (and vice versa).”

According to Standard Media, a number of studies have found that Instagram was the worst social media platform for young people’s mental health and that 40% of teen users felt pressure to share digital content that had garnered a lot of likes or comments.

Join The Online Publishers TOP online publishers platform to benefit from an entire world of digital marketing and publishing. How TOP Can Help You Earn Money From Home in 3 Easy Steps

From finding a broad variety of good Ebooks to read, to writing some to be included in the ebooks library, TOP platform is a space that has a lot to offer both freelancers and clients with not only the library for ebooks, but with so much more.

 

  • PlayPass hails record summer for cashless & RFID at UK festivals.
  • Mediterranean style diet found to relieve symptoms of depression.
  • Embrace a healthy lifestyle with Daewoo’s Air Fryer Microwave Oven.
  • 4 out of 5 people on antidepressant drugs are unaware of the side effects.
  • Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani & More Celebrities Wearing Fishnet Tights.
  • Diwali “Festival of the Lights” at the Bankhead Theater.
  • Trump blasts Scaramucci and tweets video of his former aide praising him.
  • Trump on trade war: China wants to negotiate and we will be ‘getting back to the table’.
  • Trade war to drag on as Trump says long way to go and China strikes hard-line tone
  • Nintendo to release two Pokemon titles for Switch console in late 2019.
  • Oil falls but losses capped by hopes of easing trade tensions.
  • Billionaire James Dyson reportedly buys $54 million penthouse in Singapore.
  • Inside the NRA’s scandals and financial troubles.
  • Eni makes fifth oil discovery offshore Angola.

    Leave Your Comment

    Your email address will not be published.*

    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap