Instagram will let users report 'false information'

Tech 15-8-2019 Mashable 16
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Instagram is, very slowly, ramping up its tools to fight misinformation.

The photo-sharing app will now let its users report posts that contain "false information." Reported posts may be sent to one of Instagram's fact-checkers and the post could eventually be hidden from Instagram's Explore page and hashtag pages. 

In other words: if you spot fake news or some other type of misinformation in the app, you can now report it, and it might be removed from the more public-facing areas of the app. A small step to be sure, but one that could maybe one day have a more lasting effect.

Instagram previously announced that it would hide posts fact-checkers had deemed "false," but there was no way for individual users to report posts.  Read more...

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