Instagram continued its National Bullying Prevention Month efforts with the introduction of a guide to anti-bullying resources and the rollout of an augmented reality filter designed to promote positivity.
And at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET Tuesday (Oct. 20), head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will join Dance Moms alumnus and Instagram creator Nia Sioux on Instagram Live to discuss the platform’s anti-bullying tools and how Sioux encourages positivity among her 5.6 million followers and gets involved in social causes.
The livestream will be hosted on the main Instagram account.
The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network said the new guide will include information from creators and expert partners on how they maintain positivity, and the new filter is available in users’ Stories tray.
On its 10th birthday, Oct. 6, Instagram revealed that it was testing a new feature that automatically hides comments similar to others that have been reported, and users can tap “View Hidden Comments” to see them. Comments that violate the platform’s community guidelines will still be removed.
Last December, Instagram began using artificial intelligence to warn users who were about to post comments that might be considered offensive. Instagram said earlier this month that an additional warning will now surface when people repeatedly attempt to post those comments.