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Instagram Will Begin Blurring ‘Sensitive’ Posts Before You Can View Them

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Instagram has always been all or nothing when it comes to boundary-pushing photos and videos: either they made it through the company’s censors, or they got removed from the service. But that’s about to change.

Starting soon, the app will begin blurring out photos and videos that contain “sensitive” content. If someone reports a post and Instagram’s moderation team agrees that it’s “sensitive,” the image will appear blurred out and with a warning on top of it reading: “This photo contains sensitive content which some people may find offensive or disturbing.” You’ll have to tap a button before seeing the post.

Instagram didn’t clarify exactly what constitutes “sensitive content.” It said that these are posts that “don’t violate our guidelines” but are still in some way considered to be problematic. Instagram says the goal of blurring posts is to “build a safe environment” for users.

We’ve reached out to Instagram for clarification on what’ll be considered sensitive content. The company didn’t say exactly when people will start to see these blurred images.

Source: The Verge