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Instagram to start blurring offensive and disturbing content

Photo-sharing service Instagram will begin blurring photos and videos that contain “sensitive” content. Instagram Co-founder & CEO Kevin Systrom explains what the new system is all about in a blog post.

“As part of our goal to build a safe environment, we also have some updates to announce. Soon you may notice a screen over sensitive photos and videos when you scroll through your feed or visit a profile. While these posts don’t violate our guidelines, someone in the community has reported them and our review team has confirmed they are sensitive. This change means you are less likely to have surprising or unwanted experiences in the app. If you’d like to see a post that is covered with a screen, simply tap to reveal the photo or video.”

Aside from the sensitive content filter feature, Instagram will also introduce two-factor authentication. This tool adds an extra layer of security to Instagram account by requiring a code every time a user logs in. To active the feature, simply tap the gear icon on your profile and choose Two-Factor Authentication to turn it on.

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