Instagram alert launched : potentially offensive status.
Instagram has launched a new feature that warns users that a caption or comment they want to post may be “potentially offensive.”
Powered by AI, the feature detects words and phrases that have appeared in previous remarks that have been reported as objectionable. It then asks the user to edit, delete or at least reconsider the comment before posting.
The new alert was put into place to prevent cyberbullying.
The artificial intelligence tool works by identifying words and phrases that have been reported as offensive in the past. It then allows the author to rework their comment before posting it.
The new feature began rolling out to the app’s billions of users on Monday.
The AI operates from a list of words and phrases that have been reported as offensive in the past.
The new tool is the latest arrow in Instagram’s anti-bullying quiver. In October, the app launched Restrict, a feature that allows users to easily shadow-ban other users who may post bullying or offensive comments.