Instagram is implementing new measures to limit the reach of feed posts and stories that break rules related to hate speech, bullying, and the incitement of violence as it expands its efforts in order to reduce the user risk in the app.
So how will Instagram determine whether non-reported posts might contain these elements?
If Instagram detects that a post might contain bullying, hate speech or incite violence, they lower the visibility of posts on the person’s followers’ newsfeeds. They will check if the caption contains similar phrases to previously broken Instagram rules.
Instagram is providing an update on changes to your Instagram Feed.
- Instagram is taking more action against posts that may contain bullying, hate speech, or encourage violence. Posts with such content will now be shown lower in the Feed and Stories.
- Instagram can also help you avoid upsetting content by showing it lower in your Feed. The app won’t show you posts that you have reported previously.
- Instagram only remove posts that break our rules so that you can post without worrying about content violations. They make sure to let everyone know when their post has been removed so they don’t get offended or upset.
Instagram tries to get you to engage with the highest-quality content on their platform while minimizing the likelihood of being exposed to content that could be upsetting or potentially unsafe.
Instagram uses community guidelines to determine what content they can and cannot show on their social feed. They also use recommendations guidelines to determine which type of content you see in reels and explore.
Instagram has been focusing on showing posts lower on Feed and Stories if they contain misinformation as identified by independent fact-checkers, or if they are shared from accounts that have repeatedly shared misinformation in the past.
How Reporting Content Affects Your Feed?
Your feed is a collection of posts from people you follow, ads, and posts IG recommends. Content is ranked based on how likely users are to interact with it in different ways. You can comment on someone’s post, like, or save.
These signals point you to the content that’s most relevant and on-trend for your audience, helping you reach people more effectively.
If Instagram analyses your history of reporting content and decides you are most likely to report a post, we will show it lower, until that post receives a certain number of reports.
For publishing great content on Instagram recently Instagram introduces a new monetization opportunity to its creator to earn income via Instagram content.
You can visit the Instagram Help Center to learn more about how to report Instagram post and keep track of your reports. Look out for more updates from us in the weeks to come, as we continue sharing more on how all the different parts of Instagram come together.