Instagram is working to censor nudity in direct messages


Instagram will protect users from potential direct messages containing nude images. (REUTERS/Thomas White/File)

A new function is being developed in the application of instagramwhich will allow the users are protected against possible direct messages containing images of naked and that you will need the consent of the person to be able to see them.

The expert in reverse engineering and application development, Alessandro Paluzzi, published on his Twitter account the details of what this new feature within the social network which, for the moment, has not been consulted by regular users of the Platform.

“Instagram is working on nudity protection“, indicated the expert, who also attached a screenshot in which they could see the new functions of this Features.

New Instagram feature to avoid posts containing nudity (Twitter Alessandro Paluzzi)
New Instagram feature to avoid posts containing nudity (Twitter Alessandro Paluzzi)

According to what can be seen in the image, these will be some of the features that the protection established by Instagram for users will have:

Instagram says it’s possible detect and safely cover nudity content that may potentially contain nudity. This capability is on devices, so you don’t need the image to be analyzed on servers outside of smartphones. Moreover, it reminds users that the social network cannot access the images that are sent.

As long as users don’t click on photos, it’s everyone who chooses which photos to see or not. The material which is sent and which is censored by Instagram, like the photos, they will remain covered and to see them it is necessary the consent of the people.

Instagram says users will be able to learn, through security Councilhow to stay safe if they are confronted with cases related to photographs or material of this type.

Photos that may contain nudity will be censored and will remain covered until the person receiving the content gives consent to view them.  (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)
Photos that may contain nudity will be censored and will remain covered until the person receiving the content gives consent to view them. (REUTERS/Andrew Kelly)

Additionally, since this feature relies on users’ consent to receive this type of content in their direct messages, it is possible enable or disable this function at any time.

Meta’s social network, Instagram, has also improved its processes to prevent minors and children who might use its platform from being exposed to situations of harassment or having access to sensitive content that is not suitable for them.

In the particular case of users of the Platform with less than 16 years old, instagram will enable the ‘Less’ option by default, so the scope of the restrictions to these particular accounts is greater.

Moreover, a space called Center for familiesin which parents can follow the accounts of their children minors as long as you have your consent. This way, they can have access to the accounts they follow and also to those who follow them.

This Center will also be used to learn about Consumption habits content that the child or young person has within the social network and records the time spent interacting with the posts in instagram.

Parental supervision options at Meta Family Center (Meta)
Parental supervision options at Meta Family Center (Meta)

In order to protect young people, if we report to an account, the parent will receive a notification that their child has made a report. This also happens when a publication in the child’s profile.

To enter this Family Center, you just need to access the website familycenter.instagram.com, which also contains a series of rEducational resources developed in collaboration with experts so that parents and their children can use social networks healthily.

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