Instagram is committed to being more transparent about how they work. The photo sharing app has provided an update on changes to users on Instagram Feed.
In addition to removing contents that conflicts with their Community Guidelines, Instagram is currently making a more grounded move against posts that might contain bullying or hate speech, or that might support violence, by showing them lower in Feed and Stories.
Instagram will now show possibly disturbing posts lower in users Feed in view of their set of experiences of reporting content.
However, these changes only impact individual posts, not accounts overall. According to Instagram, they only remove posts that break their rules, and will tell people if their post has been removed.
The company always makes an effort to show users content from the accounts they engage with and have the most value to them, while minimizing the likelihood that users come across content that could be upsetting or make them feel unsafe.
Beforehand, Instagram zeroed in on showing posts lower on Feed and Stories if they contain falsehood as distinguished by free truth checkers, or then again if they are shared from accounts that have more than once shared misinformation previously. But now, there are changes.
If our systems detect that a post may contain bullying, hate speech or may incite violence, we’ll show it lower on Feeds and Stories of that person’s followers. To understand if something may break our rules, we’ll look at things like if a caption is similar to a caption that previously broke our rules. We’re constantly improving our systems to be as precise as possible, not only to help remove harmful content from Instagram, but to also make our enforcement as accurate as we can.