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Instagram Plans to Protect Users From Unsolicited Nude Photos

Sept. 22, 2022, 4:39 PM

Instagram is developing a feature that will allow users to block unsolicited nude photos in their direct messages.

“Nudity protection” will be an optional privacy setting, similar to the Hidden Words feature launched last year, which filters out messages containing abusive language and emojis. Using machine learning, Instagram will prevent nude pictures from being delivered. The company also won’t view or store any of the images.

The feature, first reported by the Verge, addresses persistent complaints of abuse on the social media application, owned by Meta Platforms Inc. Some 41% of Americans reported online harassment and 79% believe ...