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Instagram Cracks Down on Inappropriate Content

Instagram is home to an abundance of models, social media influencers and edgy memes, and the popular platform has begun reducing the spread of any posts that are inappropriate. Posts containing nudity, are sexually suggestive, or memes that are inappropriate but do not go against Instagram’s Community Guidelines will get fewer views and be demoted in their latest crack down.

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Instagram will reduce reach for inappropriate content.

In other news, Instagram will also now warn users if they're about to post something that could be construed as "mean". This move comes as the UK government develops laws which would make social media companies responsible for their users' well-being. The new feature automatically challenges users before they post something that may be deemed as bullying or offensive, and affords them the chance to reflect and undo their comment to prevent the recipient from receiving the potentially harmful comment notification.

The Facebook company said, "From early tests of this feature, we have found that it encourages some people to undo their comment and share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect."

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Online bullying is an ever-increasing issue in today's world.

Another new feature, called "Restrict", has been designed to allow users to secretly block cyber bullies. Once a user is placed on Restrict, any comments on the victim's posts from that person will only be visible to the bully. Restricted people will also be unable to see when the victim is active on Instagram, or when their victims have read any direct messages they've sent to them.

What do you think about Instagram’s latest crack down on inappropriate posts and bullying? Let us now in the comments section!

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