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Instagram to launch profanity filter for message requests to help limit hate speech and abuse – ABC News

Instagram is rolling out a feature to prevent users from viewing possibly abusive messages by filtering offensive words, phrases and emojis on the photo-sharing…

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Facebook’s Instagram is rolling out a feature to prevent users from viewing possibly abusive messages by filtering offensive words, phrases and emojis on the photo-sharing app.

  • Instagram has been working to limit hate speech and online abuse on its platform
  • A filter can be activated in privacy settings to block message requests containing offensive words or phrases 
  • Users can use their discretion to report, delete or open messages, which will be sorted into a hidden requests folder

The company said…

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