You Can Now Moderate Instagram Comments Because…Trolls

July 8, 2016  |  

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Social media platforms have allowed people to type alarming commentary as they hide behind their computer or smartphone screens for far too long. Thankfully, Instagram is taking measures for users to moderate the hate they receive from strangers near and far. But before you jump for joy, be warned the new feature will only be for the app’s business pages.

Users with business pages that have been identified by Instagram, can moderate their comments by turning the option on in their settings. The feature is programmed to block words and phrases that are offensive. It will also block comments that violate Instagram’s user guidelines. This new feature is a great way for businesses to protect their brand image and their followers who frequent their services and page. As known before, these same business pages are are able to “create sponsored posts, measure user analytics and communicate directly with their customers” reports Glamour.

Although we are unsure when and if this feature will be extended to all users of Instagram, we certainly are holding out hope. With hate speech and bullying becoming aggressive social issues that affect people in their day to day lives, more social media platforms need to create ways for their users to feel safe online.

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