Instagram rolls out automated features to reduce bullying

Instagram rolls out automated features to reduce bullying. The two features are AI-powered algorithms that encourage posters to think twice before posting harmful content, and for users to restrict unwanted interactions on their account. The automatically evaluates user posts as they are entered, identifies potentially harmful content, and gently prompts users with, “Are you sure you want to post this?”. Instagram said early tests encourages people to recraft messages. The new ‘Restrict’ button allows users to minimize interactions with specific users who engage in bullying without blocking or unfollowing them - two activities that could escalate the situation between the user and bully, particularly if they interact in the real world. NBC Chicago