The company has announced that as part of their ongoing anti-cyberbullying efforts, they are introducing a new AI-powered feature that can detect comments and captions that might be deemed offensive. When it does, as you can see in the screenshot above, it will warn users that this might be considered to be a bad idea and that they should consider editing it.
According to Instagram, “Today, when someone writes a caption for a feed post and our AI detects the caption as potentially offensive, they will receive a prompt informing them that their caption is similar to those reported for bullying. They will have the opportunity to edit their caption before it’s posted. “
Of course, users can still go ahead and post it if they want, but at the very least Instagram is giving users the opportunity to reconsider some of their choices. Whether or not users take the company up on it is a different story, although the company does note that so far, the results have been promising.