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American Social Media App Instagram Launches New Settings to Monitor Sensitive Content

American photo and video sharing platform Instagram is making it easier for users to control how much sensitive content they see when browsing the app’s Explore page.

 The social media platform launched a new tool called Sensitive Content Control, which gives users the option to dial up or down the amount of potentially objectionable content that appears in Explore, the section where the app surfaces posts from accounts users don’t follow.

American Photo and video sharing app depends on a set of recommendation guidelines to ensure users didn’t see potentially upsetting or offensive content in Explore. The sensitive control tool allows users to choose to keep the default setting, which is to see a limited amount of sensitive content or reduce the amount of such content they are shown. Those over the age of 18 will also have the option to allow any posts deemed sensitive.While Instagram’s content moderation policy bans certain types of problematic content, including hate speech and harassment. This new sensitive content option relates to posts that some users might take offense to, such as those of a sexual or violent nature, but that doesn’t violate the app’s content rules.

 The parent company said that everybody has different preferences for what they want to see in Explore, and this control will give people more choice over what they see. This tweak comes as Instagram and other social networks attempt to address concerns about content moderation and the well-being of users. American photo and video sharing platform has rolled out the option to hide likes and the ability for users to restrict certain followers from interacting with their accounts. Facebook is currently battling criticism for failing to prevent the spread of certain other types of problematic content, namely, misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccines.

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