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Instagram Has Added A New Setting That Allows Users To Control How Many Upsetting Or Offensive Photographs They See

Instagram has added a new Sensitive Content Control setting to its app that will limit the number of “upsetting” or “offensive” photographs that users see in the Explore tab.
Sensitive Content, as defined by Instagram, is stuff that is allowed on Instagram’s platforms but “may not be eligible for recommendations,” such as “content that may portray violence, such as individuals fighting.”
that promotes the use of certain regulated products, such as tobacco or vaping products, adult products and services, or pharmaceutical medications [and] that may be sexually explicit or suggestive, such as photos of persons in see-through clothing”
Instagram also warns that if the content is “graphically violent,” contains adult nudity or sexual activity, or is trading or selling regulated items, it may violate its guidelines.
The new option may be found in the Instagram application’s settings.
(Facebook) In a blog post, Instagram stated, “We believe individuals should be free to build Instagram into the experience that they want.”
“We know that everyone has different preferences for what they want to view in Explore, and this control will give people more choice over what they see,” Instagram said in a statement.
In 2019, the social media giant modified the app to allow bulk comment deleting or barring particular people from a post’s comment area.
This shift comes after the social media business was chastised for failing to respond to abuse and harassment campaigns, such as the one directed towards the England squad following the Euro 2020 final.
While Instagram’s activities provide users more control over what they perceive, they also shift more responsibility from Instagram to the users – a weakness that opponents of the company’s moderation rules see in other measures, such as material removal based on users reporting postings, especially in groups where users are unlikely to discourage each other’s behavior.

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