Instagram on Monday went global in its fight against misinformation, making alliances with fact-checkers around the world to expose deception in shared photos or videos. The Facebook-owned social platform launched a fact-checking program in the US early this year.
“Today’s expansion is an important step in our ongoing efforts to fight misinformation on Instagram,” the service said in an online post.
“Photo and video based misinformation is increasingly a challenge across our industry, and something our teams have been focused on addressing.”
Instagram began working with third-party allies in the US to help identify, review and label bogus posts.
Content deemed to be false is ignored by Instagram’s search or recommendation tools and is shown with a warning label if users come across it.
“When content has been rated as false or partly false by a third-party fact-checker, we reduce its distribution,” Instagram said.
“In addition, it will be labelled so people can better decide for themselves what to read, trust and share.”
Once a post is found to be deceptive, software searches for it across Instagram’s platform to brand it accordingly.
“We use image matching technology to find further instances of this content and apply the label, helping reduce the spread of misinformation,” Instagram said.
“In addition, if something is rated false or partly false on Facebook, starting today we’ll automatically label identical content if it is posted on Instagram (and vice versa).”
Instagram will also expand an anti-bullying feature developed earlier this year.
Artificial intelligence software will scan captions and comments as people write them and will notify users if their comments could be considered offensive.
“We’ve found that these types of nudges can encourage people to reconsider their words,” Instagram said.
Facebook already uses third-party fact-checkers in more than a dozen countries, according to its website.
Posts reviewed by Facebook fact-checking teams include content flagged by users, as well as material tagged by software that is continually being refined by the California-based media giant.
Social media page aimed to keep FSU students accountable as campus life resumes
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – The first week of classes at Florida State University has already landed some students in hot water.
Amidst all of this has sprouted a new, modern way that some are hoping will hold students accountable in the age of COVID-19.
The latest effort is an Instagram page, and it’s gaining a lot of attention. Some might call it social shaming, but the creators say they want to create a sense of collective responsibility.
Candid videos sent in by anonymous sources; that’s how a new Instagram page aims to hold students at Florida State accountable.
“The people who are coming back and partying and disregarding all of this, they have the potential to kill people and ruin people’s life,” said one of the creators of the Mask Up FSU Instagram page, who did not want to be identified.
The anonymous creators describe themselves as “very” active members of the FSU community, saying they got the idea while driving around campus and noticing a lot of students weren’t abiding by social distancing guidelines.
“Not our intention to spread hate or bullying or any type of fears online. But, we do need to bring awareness that there are harsher consequences to going out and partying.”
The first page gained 4,000 followers in just three days before it was suspended for unknown reasons. The new one now has more than 1,000 in roughly 24 hours.
It’s, perhaps, a welcome tool as many students unaffiliated with the page say they’re frustrated by recent actions.
“They shouldn’t be doing that, but they are, and I can’t do anything about it,” said Nicole Rodriguez, a sophomore at FSU.
“I was more just kind of annoyed that other students would put themselves before anyone else,” added FSU freshman Emma Cagwin.
The page is also aiming to change irresponsible actions.
“Through this account, we are able to work with the administration and work with a lot of our peers our age and be able to use social media as a method of activism.”
The creators say they’re using it as a proactive platform to share information from university administrators and, in the future, helpful tools to combat the virus.
The creators say they have received a number of threats from some students who feel targeted by the posts. However, they say their goal is to keep the public safe.
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Making It Easier to Shop and Sell on Our Apps
- Today we’re introducing Facebook Shop, a new place to discover businesses and shop for products in the Facebook app, and we’re expanding checkout on Instagram to all US businesses and creators.
- We’re also making Shops available to any eligible business and adding customization features, messaging and new insights.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift to online shopping has rapidly accelerated, with an estimated 85% of people worldwide now shopping online. We want to make shopping easier for people and empower anyone, from an entrepreneur to the largest brand, to use our apps to connect with customers and grow their business. That’s why we’re creating new ways for people to shop on our apps and providing tools to help businesses sell online.
A New Place for People to Shop in the Facebook App
Today we’re introducing Facebook Shop, a new place to discover businesses and shop for products in the Facebook app. Facebook Shop makes it easy for people to find products from businesses they love, discover new ones and make purchases, all in one place. We just started testing this in the US and we launched a complementary shopping destination on Instagram in July, called Instagram Shop, where people can discover and buy products from creators and brands, all in one place.
New Tools for Businesses to Create and Manage an Online Store
One of the easiest ways for businesses to showcase their products on Facebook and Instagram is through Facebook Shops. Shops makes it simple for businesses to set up a single online store that customers can access on both Facebook and Instagram. We launched Shops in May, and in the coming weeks, we’re making it available to any eligible business and adding customization features, messaging and new insights to help businesses measure results. We’re also expanding checkout on Instagram to all US businesses and creators.
These new features give businesses more control over how their digital storefront looks and make creating new collections easier. These include:
- New design layouts for featuring single products or groups of products in Shops
- Real-time preview of collections as they are designed
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- New insights to measure results in Commerce Manager
Expanding Checkout on Instagram
In the coming weeks, all eligible sellers in the US will be able to start using checkout on Instagram. Checkout makes it easy for people to make a purchase in just a few taps, without leaving the app. To use checkout, businesses must have Shops and use Facebook Commerce Manager or our partners Shopify and BigCommerce. We’ll support more platform partners soon.
We’re also waiving selling fees for businesses through the end of the year to reduce the cost of doing business online, especially given the current economic crisis.
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