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Instagram introduces new feature to moderate comments

Social media has become an active platform for abusive comments and trolling, celebrities and common people alike are being harassed. Photograph: (Getty)

WION California, United States Sep 13, 2016, 04.24 AM (IST)
Facebook-owned photo-sharing app, Instagram, launched a keyword moderation tool on Monday which will allow users to monitor the comments posted on their pictures. 
 
The users will now be able to list words that they find offensive or obscene and those words will be hidden from user's posts. Either they can use their own list or use the default list provided by the app, Reuters reported.

Instagram users can delete comments by swiping, reporting the comment as offensive and block accounts. 

Social media has become an active platform for abusive comments and trolling, celebrities and common people alike are being harassed.

Last month, Justin Bieber deactivated his account on Instagram following hateful comments on a picture he posted. Ghostbuster actor Leslie Jones quit Twitter after she was harassed by users. Twitter permanently suspended a number of user accounts involved in abusing her. 

(WION with inputs from Reuters)

 
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