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Instagram on Monday revealed new features to help users identify misinformation on the platform.
“Over the next month, content that has been rated ‘false’ or ‘partly false’ by an independent fact-checker will be more prominently labelled so you can better understand if information you’re seeing is reliable,” the company said in a tweet.
Over the next month, content that has been rated “false” or “partly false” by an independent fact-checker will be more prominently labeled so you can better understand if information you’re seeing is reliable. pic.twitter.com/TPgOjL6HIK
— Instagram (@instagram) October 21, 2019
According to screenshots posted by the company, users will encounter a “false information” filter similar to the one blocking sensitive content on the platform when a post contains misinformation.
Additionally, the filter will also identify the third-party fact-checkers and explain why the post has been deemed false.
The new features are part of Facebook’s recent updates to help “stop abuse and election interference” on its platforms, particularly with the upcoming elections in the United States.
Feature image: @instagram via Twitter