When it comes to words, many don’t hold back, especially on social media. Lately, the online platforms are used by many to spread hate, to troll others and to run propaganda according to their own vested interests. Citing this, Instagram CEO, Kevin Systrom has come up with an alternative to check the eruptive comments and posts on his platform. As per a report by CNET, he asked his staff to come up with a service that doesn’t become ‘a cesspool of hateful comments’. Thereby, Instagram has launched a collection of strong tools to filter comments, mute the trolls and report troubling videos.
“If Instagram is remembered for anything, maybe it won’t be the lattes and the puppies; maybe it’ll be for helping create a world that is kinder,” Systrom told CNET. Wishing to provide a more kind, warm and gentle internet to people, he said, “I stand behind social media in giving a voice to each and every person.” He also said that the today, there are many sources of information supply and there is no channel. “It used to be a few people in a room, the old guys running newspapers, who controlled what you saw, now people are now producing as much as they’re consuming,” he told CNET.
Instagram is a mobile, desktop, and Internet-based photo-sharing application and service that allows users to share pictures and videos either publicly or privately and was acquired by Facebook in April 2012.