Instagram is preparing to act on hate speech.
Social media site Instagram is about to tighten its policy, in which there was a complaint against any user that if he sends hate messages, then his account will be closed.
- Last Updated:February 17, 2021, 12:16 PM IST
Popular photo-sharing app Instagram is looking for tough ways to tackle the hate speech, abuse and bullying that users receive in their direct messages (DMs). The social media platform will soon disable accounts that send abusive and hate messages in DMs. “Our rules against hate speech do not tolerate attacks on people based on their protected characteristics, including race or religion,” Instagram says. Instagram says that from now on if anyone breaks the policy then his account will be closed.
Social media site Instagram is about to tighten its policy, in which there is a complaint against any users for sending dirty messages or abusing any post, then their Instagram account can be closed.
At present, if the user was found guilty of sending abusive messages, then he will be banned from sending more messages for a stipulated time. Also, if the user constantly sends hate messages, then his account will be closed forever.Hate Speech Controls will be strong
Instagram will also take strict action on such accounts, which are specially made for abusing. Instagram is making the Hate Speech Controls mechanism stronger.
Currently Instagram gives business/creator accounts the option to turn off DMs for people they don’t follow. This avoids abusive/unnecessary messages. Now Instagram is planning to introduce this feature for personal accounts as well.