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Instagram to let you restrict bullies without notifying them

July 9 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 7/9/2019 12:07:59 PM IST

 To curb online bullying, Facebook-owned Instagram has announced a unique feature where a user can “shadow ban” or “restrict” a bully from commenting on his or her posts.

Once you “restrict” someone, comments on your posts from that person will only be visible to that person. You can choose to make a restricted person’s comments visible to others by approving their comments.

“We’ve heard from young people in our community that they’re reluctant to block, unfollow, or report their bully because it could escalate the situation, especially if they interact with their bully in real life,” Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, announced late Monday. “We wanted to create a feature that allows people to control their Instagram experience, without notifying someone who may be targeting them”.

In this upcoming feature, “restricted” people won’t be able to see when you’re active on Instagram or when you’ve read their direct messages. Instagram is using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to detect bullying and other types of harmful content in comments, photos and videos.    (IANS)

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