Instagram is now using AI to fight trolls and spammers

Using social media comes with the unfortunate risk of encountering hate speech and offensive comments. The companies behind them are constantly looking for new ways to combat hate speech and now Instagram is turning to the logical next step: Artificial intelligence. Last year, Instagram introduced a keyword filter that allowed you to automatically remove specific offensive words that may appear on your feed. The tool removed words “often reported as inappropriate” and let you set custom keywords, but at the time, we mentioned some of its caveats; mainly, fighting hateful comments can be exhausting as trolls come up with new…

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