Instagram can be a good place to share your favorite photos and videos with others, but like just about any other social network, sometimes nasty comments are left on posts. Today Instagram announced how it’s fighting those comments.
First up, Instagram is adding a “Hide Offensive Comments” feature. A report from Wired notes that this system is powered by AI that analyzes comments on factors like the text itself, the commenter’s history, and the commenter’s relationship to the poster. If a comment is deemed to be offensive, it’ll be hidden to everyone but the commenter.
This Hide Offensive Comments feature will be automatically enabled for everyone. If for some reason you’d like to turn it off, you can do so in the Comments section of your Instagram settings.
Instagram also notes that its Hide Offensive Comments feature will be available in English first, but that more languages will be added over time.
Also rolling out is a spam filter. This filter will look for obvious spam in your comments sections and block it from both posts and live videos. The spam filter is powered by machine learning and will remove spam written in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, German, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese.