Instagram to show potentially harmful content lower in a user's Feeds and Stories
Instagram has announced that it will take a tougher stance against potentially harmful content that promotes bullying, hate speech, or incites violence. These posts would be displayed lower in the user's Feeds and Stories.
The Meta company states that it wants to reduce the frequency with which users are exposed to unsettling content that may cause them to feel insecure. Certain factors are considered to determine whether a post may breach Instagram's rules such as 'if a caption is similar to a caption that previously broke our rules'.
Furthermore, Instagram computers will anticipate if a user will report a post based on the user's history of reporting content. These posts will also appear lower in the person's Feed.
The company reassures that it is making an effort to ensure that its systems are very accurate when eliminating harmful content from the platform. If a post is removed when Instagram rules are violated, the person will be notified and only the individual post will be affected and not the user's account.