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...More about Tech, Instagram, Social Media Companies, Tech, and Social Media Companies