Reuters, October 20 – Avoid trolls- The Meta Platforms-owned (META.O) company announced on Thursday that Instagram will improve capabilities that allow users to ban the accounts of abusers and trolls on the social media network.
By extending a function introduced last year that only permitted the blocking of any new accounts that they may establish, users will now be able to block all of a person’s existing accounts.
According to preliminary test findings from the new adjustment, Instagram predicted that its community would need to remove 4 million fewer accounts each week since they would now be blocked automatically.
The photo-sharing app, which is more widely used by teenagers and young adults than Meta’s Facebook, has intensified efforts to combat hate speech and online harassment on its platform.
By screening objectionable phrases from story replies, Instagram has improved its function that helps shield users from potentially unpleasant posts. The social media platform also said on Thursday that it is increasing “nudges” intended to shield artists from abuse.