Instagram at war with photoshoped images

By Babu Tendu | Tuesday, Jan 21st 2020 at 11:27
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Social media heavyweight Instagram has declared a war against photoshoped images posted on their platform.

In an effort to combat fake news, the social media platform recently rolled out a feature that flags fake photos.

According to Instagram, the system uses a combination of feedback from the community and technology to identify which photos pass on to fact-checkers.

The fact checkers are an independent third party.

Once a photo is found to be heavily photoshoped action will be taken against it.

it will be hidden and viewers will have to click through several warnings before they can access the actual photograph.

Photos deemed to be ‘factually inaccurate’ will be completely wiped from the explore tab.

Earlier, the Facebook-owned platform also announced the removal of the IGTV button from the site.

According to a statement by Instagram, the feature was removed because users hardly noticed it.

"As we've continued to work on making it easier for people to create and discover IGTV content, we've learned that most people are finding IGTV content through previews in Feed, the IGTV channel in Explore, creators' profiles and the standalone app"

"Very few are clicking into the IGTV icon in the top right corner of the home screen in the Instagram app," a spokesperson said.

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