Instagram’s Latest Update Screens “Sensitive Content”

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March 24, 2017
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With social media being a main source of information for everything that’s going on in the world, safety is important.

Instagram is one of the platforms that is constantly changing their guidelines to promote safety. Today, CEO and co-founder Kevin Systrom announced that a new screen will appear over “sensitive photos and videos.” The screen will have a blurred background with an eye and a line through it with a warning. Although the specific photo may not violate Instagram’s guidelines, it means that someone has reported it and Instagram has confirmed that it is sensitive content. Examples of this may be a photo showing some kind of animal abuse or violence.

Along with this added safety precaution, Instagram has given us the option of two-step authentication, which gives an added layer of security to the simple username and password login.

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