Instagram Users Now Have a Way to Report Potential False Information

By Christine Zosche 

Instagram said in May that it would begin using parent company Facebook’s third-party fact-checking initiative, but there was no way for its users to report suspicious content—until now. (Adweek)

The photo-sharing app will now let its users report posts that contain “false information.” Reported posts may be sent to one of Instagram’s fact-checkers and the post could eventually be hidden from Instagram’s Explore page and hashtag pages. (Mashable)

Facebook has 54 fact-checking partners working in 42 languages, but the program on Instagram is only being rolled out in the United States. (Reuters)

To flag false content, users will click the three-dot menu at the top right corner of an Instagram post, select “it’s inappropriate” and choose “false information.” The post creator won’t be notified when their content is under review, and they won’t know whether the fact-checker decides it’s false or not. (Engadget)

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