Thursday, March 23, 2017

Instagram’s new policy to blur ‘sensitive’ photos is bound to get messy

Instagram has long struggled with moderating its posts (most often around whether or not female nipples are allowed). Now the company is offering up a partial solution: it will soon begin blurring “sensitive” posts, which you will need to manually reveal. Instagram doesn’t specify what qualifies as a “sensitive” post other than it having been reported by a user and then deemed so by a moderator. However, the company does say these posts don’t actually violate Instagram’s community guidelines, they might just make some people unhappy: As part of our goal to build a safe environment, we also have some updates to announce. Soon…

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