Informing major steps against cyberbullying

Informing major steps against cyberbullying
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 7:00am

Professor Sheri Bauman was quoted in July’s Time magazine article, Inside Instagram’s War on Bullying. An expert on bullying, Bauman calls Instagram a “one-stop shop for the bully” because everything they need is there: an audience, anonymity, an emphasis on appearances, and channels that range from public feeds to behind-the-back group chats. Instagram executives are introducing comment warning, using AI to detect even borderline comments, as well as a feature called Restrict, a type of shadow ban in attempt to combat cyberbullying. “We are in a pivotal moment,” says Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri. “We want to lead the industry in this fight.”

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