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Instagram uses AI to fight against Cyberbullying by introducing 'Caption Warning' feature

Instagram to introduce Caption Warning to prevent cyberbullying

A couple of months back, Instagram had introduced a feature to Shadowban their cyberbullies who comments on photos with offensive or abusive language. And now, Instagram uses AI to introduce another feature called Caption Warning to prevent cyberbullying.

With this feature, if any one is trying to bully you on an Instagram caption on your photos or videos, it will immediately be flagged with the following notification: "This caption looks similar to others that have been reported". The user will be given the option to revise the message or share it anyway, reported an Instagram official blog post.

Instagram to introduce Caption Warning to prevent cyberbullying

This feature, which was initially rolled off in July for comments only, received such "promising reception" that Instagram extended this feature to cover captions on photos and videos. However, Instagram will not stop users from hitting send on the probable offensive post if they still choose to do so. The company also announced to restrict people under age 18 from viewing posts from celebrity influencers that promote cosmetic surgery and various weight-loss products.

"It's our responsibility to create a safe environment on Instagram," said Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram.
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