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Digital Safe Space: Instagram is now letting everyone filter abusive words out of their comments

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Instagram started allowing certain high-profile users to filter specific words out of their comments section earlier this summer, and today, the company is rolling that feature out to everyone.

Users can specify which custom words they want hidden from their comments and also turn on the “hide inappropriate comments” feature, which hides comments containing words that are typically flagged as inappropriate. This can all be accessed by clicking the gear icon. Instagram is also updating the way it displays comments: they’ll be ranked algorithmically to show the most relevant comments first, as opposed to the two most recent. – READ MORE

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