An article, by Kay Lee on December 17, 2019, reveals a bold and audacious step of Instagram. According to the information posted on Instagram’s Info Center, the company wants to implement a new feature to notify people if they receive and send unpleasant photos or video captions.
This year Instagram management rolls out a new feature notifying users whether or not the captions of their messages and posts are offensive. According to Instagram, users have the responsibility to pause for a while, think, and reconsider all words before posting the pieces of information and images.
According to the management and creator of Instagram, this feature has been similar to the one being introduced back in July. Nevertheless, this feature, according to some people, aims to match and counter online bullying. It gives users the tasks to limit their words and to give them chances to be professional without sending foul and inappropriate messages. Indeed, the new feature according to the management allows users to know if they use foul language or offensive ones before posting comments and photo captions.
Additionally, the management of Instagram learns that such changes remain helpful to the community. As well, this feature reassures people and users to reflect upon the choice of words when posting.
On December 16, Facebook users will also get the same processes. For example, users get warnings if they write potentially offensive captions. This idea means that users have to edit and correct their word choices before they finally post them online. However, Facebook users have the decision to leave their captions and comments if they choose to leave them. Moreover, the Facebook experts note that their AI can spot belligerent words by associating them with other terms and words from previous texts and programmed wording.
At the moment, when users write captions for feed posts, Facebook’s AI can detect these captions and tagged as potentially offensive. Users will receive prompts telling that their captions are similar to bullying. In this case, users can edit their words if they want to correct them.
Indeed, Instagram management will implement this new feature. Government leaders and their corporate industries will adopt the same measures. However, this feature remained unknown yet. On the contrary, this feature soon becomes global as more countries consider this feature important and valuable.