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Facebook-owned Instagram is introducing new tools for users to filter out unsuitable content.
While browsing the image-centric social network, Instagram users may now decide how closely they wish to filter out violent or sexually explicit images.
According to a post of the Instagram team, a new "Sensitive Content Control" option on Facebook-owned Instagram allows users to choose whether they want to see more or fewer posts that some may find offensive or unsavory.
"Sensitive content is defined as posts that may be sexually provocative or violent but do not necessarily break the rule,” the Instagram team said in a statement.
The new tool applies to an exploration tool that advises content consumers to find the social network centered on images intriguing.
People can choose to leave the default limit on sensitive posts or tighten or loosen it. One exception: users under 18 cannot access the "Allow" option.
The screening feature comes as social media platforms face increasing pressure to prevent abusive or deceptive remarks while still allowing users to freely express themselves.
Contributed by Lendcy Mae Mojica