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Instagram Posts to be Reviewed by FB Fact-checkers

Details about the execution of Instagram's plan remain undisclosed as of now

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Instagram app logo is displayed on a mobile screen in Los Angeles. VOA

In its efforts to reduce the spread of fake news, conspiracy theories, hate and misinformation on its platform, Instagram will soon start running potentially false posts past Facebook’s fact-checking partners and the News Feed Integrity team.

Now images with false information circulating on Facebook would be traced on Instagram using image recognition technology and questionable Instagram posts would be flagged and sent directly to Facebook’s fact checkers, Engadget reported on Monday.

With the total global user-base of one billion, the Facebook-owned messaging app has surfaced as a major platform which is being used to circulate fake news and misinformation worldwide.

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Chiara Valenzano, right, photographs her food as she has lunch with her friend Giulia Terranova at the ‘This is not a Sushi bar’ restaurant, in Milan, Italy, Oct. 16, 2018. At the restaurant, payment can be made according to the number of Instagram followers one has. VOA

This news comes within a week of Facebook and Instagram banned far-right extremists like Alex Jones for promoting or engaging in violence and hate.

To tighten the security against false news on its platform, Instagram is also considering adding pop-ups that appear when people search for misinformation, like anti-vaccine content.

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“Still, some say that’s not enough and want to see labels for photos that have been debunked or warnings that appear when users try to like or comment on those posts,” the report said.

Details about the execution of Instagram’s plan remain undisclosed as of now. (IANS)

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New Web-Series on Instagram Entitled “Firsts” To Introduce Concept of One-Minute Episodes

"Firsts" goes live on January 25

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"Firsts" is the first series to premiere in this format on the photo-sharing platform Instagram. IANS

A new web series titled “Firsts” will introduce the concept of one-minute episodes when it launches on Instagram this weekend.

“Firsts” is the first series to premiere in this format on the photo-sharing platform.

Popular digital actors Rohan Shah and Apoorva Arora will play lead roles in the first season of the show, which takes the audience back to their school days and highlights the magic of an innocent school romance.

 

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A new web series titled “Firsts” will introduce the concept of one-minute episodes when it launches on Instagram this weekend. Pixabay

Every episode captures the significant “firsts” in their relationship — the first time they see each other, their first conversation, their first date and so on.

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The series also features Viraj Ghelani and Urvi Singh.

“Firsts” goes live on January 25. (IANS)