Meta Platforms Inc (NASDAQ: META) Instagram worked on a feature allowing users to block unsolicited nude photos in their direct messages after facing flak for rampant online abuse.
"Nudity protection" will be an optional privacy setting, similar to the Hidden Words feature, which filters out messages containing abusive language and emojis, Bloomberg reported.
Instagram will prevent nude pictures from being delivered using machine learning.
Instagram will also not view or store any of the images.
Earlier, Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg shared his zero tolerance for pornography on its platform in a chat with Joe Rogan.
"I know there's arguments on both sides of it," said Zuckerberg, adding — "our reason for not wanting pornography is more for the feel of the community than the sense of the harm."
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen just launched "Beyond The Screen" nonprofit marking a new, open-source effort to hold social networking platforms accountable for harmful practices.
This "Duty of Care" initiative will pool expertise from nonprofit leaders, academics, litigators, and technologists who study the harms created by social media.
Haugen had leaked internal documents suggesting Facebook's harmful effects on youth and even urged for's resignation. She also testified before Congress.
Price Action: META shares traded lower by 1.39% at $140.83 in the premarket on the last check Friday.
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