Instagram Looking To Introduce In-App Appeal Option To Take Down Posts

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A combination of human reviewers and artificial intelligence (AI),  Instagram is planning to roll out a new feature that would allow users to appeal for posts to be taken down – being controversial content, allowing them to request a review of any content that was taken down, all from within the app.

To ensure thorough inspection of the content in question, any appeal about a post takedown would be sent to a completely different reviewer than the one who made the original decision, in order to ensure that the posts are thoroughly inspected. The move is similar to one Twitter unveiled last month, for account suspensions.

According to Instagram, an in-app appeal tool would first launch to report just individual posts starting with nudity and then expand to other areas later on. The feature would also be usable for dormant profiles, or accounts that have already been removed from the app.

During Facebook’s F8 conference held last week, Instagram admitted to have been developing a text and media-matching technology that could proactively remove posts trying to spread fake news on its platform.

Instagram has also decided to run viral posts surfacing its platform through Facebook fact-checkers in order to combat hate, conspiracy theories and misinformation spreading on its app.

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