Instagram will automatically begin to hide offensive comments as part of its ongoing effort to tackle cyberbullying.
According to CNN, the company said that the comments that will be hidden will be similar to those that users have reported in the past.
The announcement for the pilot application of the service was made today (6/10), on the day of the birthday of Instagram, which closes ten years of operation.
Instagram said it uses artificial intelligence systems to detect comments of intimidation or harassment. Users, however, will still be able to click “show hidden comments” to see specific comments.
In fact, last year Instagram added the “Restrict” tool, through which the user can restrict another person so that their comments are not visible to other users.
Various other tools are available to users, such as informing that a comment may be considered offensive before it is published.
People on Instagram say that these actions have improved the situation, while Twitter has conducted similar tests for comments.