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Instagram just announced a new plan to help cut down on bullying.

I love this!

Instagram is going to start asking you if you “really” want to post this before it posts.

They are going to recognize when you’re writing something mean to let you know.

Instagram is also planning another feature to try to make their social network less toxic by letting you mute comments from different users without those users getting notifications they were muted.

So….will any of this actually work?  Who knows, but I think its time that all the negativity stops on social media.  It is so damaging for younger kids….and it’s just plain mean anyway.

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From the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri (@mosseri): “We know bullying is a challenge many face, particularly young people. We are committed to leading the industry in the fight against online bullying, and we are rethinking the whole experience of Instagram to meet that commitment. We can do more to prevent bullying from happening on Instagram, and we can do more to empower the targets of bullying to stand up for themselves. Today we’re announcing one new feature in both areas. ???? Encouraging Positive Interactions In the last few days, we started rolling out a new feature powered by AI that notifies people when their comment may be considered offensive before it’s posted. This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification. ???? Protecting Your Account From Unwanted Interactions With Restrict We wanted to create a feature that allows people to control their Instagram experience, without notifying someone who may be targeting them. Soon, we will begin testing a new way to protect your account from unwanted interactions called Restrict. ???? It’s our responsibility to create a safe environment on Instagram. This has been an important priority for us for some time, and we are continuing to invest in better understanding and tackling this problem.” ???? To learn more about these new updates, click the link in our bio. Artwork by @heysp

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Maren Morris has kinda been dealing with this recently…

She reTweeted a post from a woman who called her Girl  video “disgusting” and “demeaning.”  She also said Maren has no right to “act like you represent women who listen to country music.”

 

Maren’s response was restrained, but firm.  Quote, “Hate to break it to you, but [I’m] here for the long haul to make more ‘disgusting’ music videos about self-acceptance and mental care.  Gross.”