Instagram Takes Huge Step to Filter Bullies, Become a Kinder Social Hub

You’re a jerk. You’re a fat pig.
You’re disgusting. 

It’s hard to imagine seeing these words written about anyone, but it happens every minute online. But hopefully, Instagram users will be noticing a kinder vibe thanks to the platform’s decision to automatically delete hateful, bullying comments.

Instagram, the third most popular social network with 700 million users, announced its filtering move shortly after one  UK study found that more youths experienced depression and cyberbullying on Instagram than any other platform. A filtering win for families This latest move is a huge win for families and specifically, teens, who now consider the photo-driven Instagram their favorite platform behind Snapchat. During the CBSN: On Assignment show this week that broke the story, Wired magazine editor-in-chief Nicholas Thompson asked Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, “What if this fails? What if people actually get turned off by Instagram, and they say ‘Instagram is becoming

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