Instagram to present an ‘anti-harassment’ tool
So as to fight online harassment, the photo-sharing app Instagram, will soon release an ‘anti-harassment’ tool for high volume comment threads that lets users to filter insulting comments or totally turn off the comments section.
The latest option will also let users to limit comments on post by post basis which makes sure that their picture account stays abuse-free.
Nicky Jackson Colaco, the head of public policy of Instagram said in a statement that their target is to convert Instagram into a fun, friendly and, on top of all this, safe place for self-expression.
The statement further added that they have slowly started to give accounts with high volume comment threads the option to moderate their comment experience. As they learn new things, they plan to improve the comment experience for their bigger community.
Even though Instagram has its own private policies for what it supposes as okay speech, the new option will give users the independence to choose on whether a comment deserves to be posted or not.
This new decision is coming a month after Instagram presented ‘comment moderation’ tool for business accounts which allows the users to block offensive phrases and words.
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