Focusing on cyber-bullying, Instagram shadow ban features will be undergoing testing. The features will restrict selected accounts from publicly commenting on their feed. The feature will soon be undergoing testing, which will allow a user to "restrict" another user, where a user's comments will only be able to be seen by their own account. The features can also hide other users' active settings, or any direct messages that an unwanted party may send.
The Instagram shadow ban tests fall in line with a concerted effort by the platform to deal with cyber-bullying. Previously, Instagram has tested a feature that allowed users to filter offensive comments, which screened comments that may contain personal attacks. The platform also tested a feature that would do the same but would screen photos as well as captions.
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