26 mayo, 2020

Instagram gives users the possibility to report all false information


San Francisco, United States.- The social network Instagram, owned by Facebook, incorporated on Thursday a way for users to easily report misleading posts.

The new tool, which is in the process of being implemented, makes the «inform» button available to report a suspicious publication. A «false information» label appears on the screen to request a review by the data verifiers, according to Facebook spokeswoman Stephanie Otway.

This option is expected to be enabled for all Instagram users later this month.

These notices will be some of the «signals» used to determine if the content should be examined by the verifiers, which will determine its veracity.

«As of today, people can report if they see posts on Instagram that they think may be fake,» Otway said.

«We are investing a lot to limit the spread of incorrect information in our applications, and plan to share more updates in the coming months.»

Facebook, the world’s largest social network, has been taking action against fraudulent campaigns with specific orientations and against false publications.

Instagram posts reported by users that turned out to be fake but do not violate network policies will not be deleted, although they will not appear when users use the «search» tool or hashtags to learn the contents.

«Search and hashtags allow people on Instagram to find content that they have not yet decided to follow, and filtering the wrong information from these places can limit their reach,» specifically Otway.

Comments on the new tool will be used as inputs to feed artificial intelligence software to detect and evaluate false publications without waiting for them to be reported, Facebook analyzed.

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