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Instagram tests Limits feature to curb targeted harassment

5 days ago   |   By Engadget

Instagram is testing a new feature called “Limits” that allows users to lock their accounts and limit any potential interactions when they feel they're the target of harassment. In introducing the tool, Adam Mosseri , the head of Instagram, referenced the recent Euro 2020 final, which saw three Black players on the English National team face a flood of harassment after England lost to Italy when the match went to a penalty shootout. “Racism and hate speech have no place on Instagram,” Mosseri said in a video he shared on Thursday. “It is not only honestly fucked up to see people treated...
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Instagram tests new 'Limits' feature to protect against harassment - CNET

5 days ago   |   By CNET

The feature lets users put a temporary halt to incoming interactions when they're feeling targeted or at risk.
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Instagram confirms test of new anti-harassment tool, Limits, designed for moments of crisis

6 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Instagram head Adam Mosseri confirmed the company is testing a new feature called “Limits,” which would give users the ability to temporary lock down their accounts when they're being targeted by a flood of harassment. The announcement of the new feature was made today during a video where Mosseri condemned the recent racism that took place on Instagram's platform following the Euro 2020 final, and noted the company was working on improvements to both internal and customer-facing tools to help address this problem.
The company had previously commented on and condemned the racist abuse...
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