Instagram will now blur pornographic and nude photos sent to users under the age of 18

Instagram will now blur nude photos sent to users under the age of 18. This kind of feature is going to be brought especially to protect the children on their platform from incidents like abuse and sexual exploitation.

The new feature, announced by Meta on Thursday, will blur images with nudity detection and discourage users from sending such images.

By identifying teenagers and minor users based on their date of birth in Instagram account, this feature will be enabled by default in their account. Similarly, it is mentioned that adults and adult users will also be encouraged to turn on and activate this feature through a notification.

There has been criticism for a long time that Facebook and Instagram, which are under Meta, are harming young users. Following that, the company has started this effort.

Not only that, Facebook and Instagram have also been accused of having a negative impact on the mental health of children and providing a platform to parents who intentionally abuse them by taking pictures of their bodies and preparing a market for criminals who are looking for children.

According to the Wall Street Journal, this new feature will be tested from next week and will be made available globally in the next few months.

According to Meta, this feature will use device and device-based machine learning to analyze whether a picture sent from Instagram’s direct messaging (DM) service contains nudity, and the company will not have access to such pictures until a report is received.

Instagram will now blur pornographic and nude photos sent to users under the age of 18

When this safety and protection feature is activated, Instagram users who receive nude photos will be shown a message asking them not to feel pressured to respond, along with options to block and report the sender.

“This feature is not only designed to protect people from unwanted nudity in their DMs, it will also protect them from scammers sending them nude pictures of themselves,” Meta said in a statement.

"This feature is not only designed to protect people from unwanted nudity in their DMs, it will also protect them from scammers sending them nude pictures of themselves," Meta said in a statement.

Even users who try to DM with some nudity will see a message with a warning about the risk of sharing sensitive photos. Besides that, there will be another warning message to discourage users trying to forward nude photos.

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