Instagram Providing Users With Better Moderation Tools
Comments sections are notoriously problematic, and some may find a better experience by avoiding them entirely, which they will soon be able to do on Instagram.
Harassment is a pervasive problem across many social networks, regardless of the level of anonymity they provide. While reporting tools, troll indexes and other initiatives help sites moderate content, individuals have few tools at their disposal for fending off harassment from other users.
Instagram hopes to change this by rolling out more nuanced tools for users to moderate their comments and pages. The new tool, which launched last month, allowed power users and celebrities to moderate their comments by blacklisting specific phrases, emojis and users.