Instagram is testing a new method to filter out unsolicited nude messages sent in direct messages, confirming a report of the development posted by an app researcher. Alessandro Paluzzi Earlier this week. The images showed Instagram was working on technology to hide photos that may contain nudity, but the company doesn’t have access to the photos themselves.
The development was first reported by The Barge and Instagram confirmed the feature to TechCrunch. The company says the feature is in early development and has not yet been tested.
“We are developing a set of optional user controls to protect people from unwanted DMs, such as photos containing nudity,” Meta spokesperson Liz Fernandez told TechCrunch. ‘s private messages cannot be seen or shared with us or anyone else.We are working closely with experts to ensure that these new features protect people’s privacy while allowing them to receive We are giving you control over the messages you send,” she added.
A screenshot of the feature posted by Paluzzi suggests that Instagram handles all images for this feature on the device, so nothing is sent to their servers. Additionally, you can choose to view photos if you believe they are from someone you trust. Once this feature is widely rolled out, it will become an optional setting for users who wish to filter out messages containing nude photos.
Last year, Instagram launched DM Control, Keyword-based filters for inappropriate words, phrases and emojisEarlier this year, the company introduced “Sensitive content” filters to keep certain types of content — including nudity and graphic violence — from user experiences.
Social media has grappled with the problem of unsolicited nude photos. Some apps like Bumble have tried tools like, AI blur for this issuethe likes of Twitter struggled Detect child sexual abuse material (CSAM) and non-consensual nudity at scale.
The lack of firm action from the platform has forced lawmakers to take a hard look at the issue. for example, UK’s upcoming online safety bill It aims to criminalize cyberflushing. Last month, California Unsolicited graphic materials to sue the senderTexas has passed Cyberflushing Act 2019consider it a “misdemeanor” and impose a fine of up to $500.