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Instagram is rolling out a new tool to automatically filter out abusive DMs – The Verge

Offensive messages will be pushed to a hidden requests folder. Messages in this folder are covered, so Instagram users can open it without needing to read harmful…

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The feature is targeted at celebrities and public figures
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Instagram announced a new tool today that will allow users to automatically filter out direct message requests containing offensive words, phrases, and emojis. The tool is targeted at celebrities and public figures who receive a large number of unwanted, harmful DMs.
The update builds on Instagrams work to combat hate speech on the platform. In February, the company said it would begin disabling the…

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