Instagram is working on developing a user safety feature that will protect users from taking nude photos in their Direct Messages (DMs). While social media bridges the communication gap between people, it has also made it easier to harass people. Cyber flashing is reportedly a crime that affects millions of women worldwide. To filter out unsolicited and unwanted nude photos, Instagram is developing a feature that will protect people from crime.
According to the Verge, Meta has reported that the feature is currently being worked on. The new “Nudity Protection” feature is similar to the “Hidden Words” feature that was launched by Instagram last year. This feature allows users to filter the offending photos and messages automatically.
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Meta is reportedly going to use machine learning to prevent nude photos from being delivered on Instagram. A spokesperson for Meta says that we are working with experts on this to ensure that these new features protect people’s privacy while taking control of the messages they receive.
Instagram working on nudity protection
Alessandro Paluzzi, a developer of the company, also shared a glimpse of the new feature on Twitter. Sharing the screenshot on the microblogging site, he wrote, “Instagram is working on nudity protection for chat. Your device’s technology covers photos that may contain Nudity in chat. Instagram can’t access photos.”
It is clear from the shared screenshot of the new feature that users will have the option to view the received photo or other media if they wish. At the same time, users will also have the option to enable and disable this feature. Meta will share some more details about this new feature in the coming weeks.
Laws made in America and Britain
Cybercrime cases on social media sites have increased in the last few years. Out of all the apps Instagram is one app where such incidents have become quite common. According to a survey by YouGov in 2017, more than 40 percent of young women have received graphic photos of a man’s private parts. A survey by Glitch revealed that 17 percent of women were sent pornography in June and July 2020. While countries like the US and UK have made strict laws against cyber flashing, India deals with related matters under its cyber crime laws.