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Instagram policy change means it can delete rule-breaking accounts faster

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Instagram is changing its rules so it can disable accounts that break its rules more quickly.

The company announced a policy change that allows the service to delete accounts that break too many of its rules during a set period of time. Up until now, Instagram only removed accounts that had “a certain percentage of violating content.”

That percentage rule — the company doesn’t disclose the exact percentage — is still in effect, but now there’s a new rule that will allow Instagram to take…

Instagram policy change means it can delete rule-breaking accounts faster

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Instagram is changing its rules so it can disable accounts that break its rules more quickly.

The company announced a policy change that allows the service to delete accounts that break too many of its rules during a set period of time. Up until now, Instagram only removed accounts that had “a certain percentage of violating content.”

That percentage rule — the company doesn’t disclose the exact percentage — is still in effect, but now there’s a new rule that will allow Instagram to take…

Instagram won’t say why teen’s dead body still shows up in profile pics despite image blocking tech

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Instagram is taking steps to block users from posting horrific photos of a teen’s body after her brutal murder, but the platform’s filters seem to have blind spots: profile pictures and videos.

Days after heavy backlash for not taking down gruesome photos of Bianca Devins’ body quickly enough, Instagram still struggles to get a handle on content moderation. The upsetting situation is another example of social media companies being ill-prepared to keep up with widespread platform abuse.

Known…

Instagram won’t say why teen’s dead body still shows up in profile pics despite image blocking tech

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Instagram is taking steps to block users from posting horrific photos of a teen’s body after her brutal murder, but the platform’s filters seem to have blind spots: profile pictures and videos.

Days after heavy backlash for not taking down gruesome photos of Bianca Devins’ body quickly enough, Instagram still struggles to get a handle on content moderation. The upsetting situation is another example of social media companies being ill-prepared to keep up with widespread platform abuse.

Known…

Instagram won’t say why teen’s dead body still shows up in profile pics despite image blocking tech

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Instagram is taking steps to block users from posting horrific photos of a teen’s body after her brutal murder, but the platform’s filters seem to have blind spots: profile pictures and videos.

Days after heavy backlash for not taking down gruesome photos of Bianca Devins’ body quickly enough, Instagram still struggles to get a handle on content moderation. The upsetting situation is another example of social media companies being ill-prepared to keep up with widespread platform abuse.

Known…

Verified Expert Brand Designer: Studio Rodrigo

Ritik Dholakia worked as a startup product manager before he co-founded Studio Rodrigo, a branding and product design agency based in NYC. Unlike traditional branding firms, Studio Rodrigo is proud of its product design chops, especially when it comes to helping early-stage startups build version one of their product. It’s not an easy balancing act since most companies eventually want to bring their product design talent in-house, but it turns out, Studio Rodrigo can help with that too….

Snapchat announces new shows from Serena Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger and others

Snapchat just announced that it’s making shows with big names like Serena Williams, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kevin Hart, as well as online stars like Emma Chamberlain, Loren Gray, Rickey Thompson, Baby Ariel and FaZe Banks.

Snapchat launched its original content efforts two years ago, and today it’s unveiling a new program called Creator Shows. As initially announced in the Hollywood Reporter, these will be first-person shows designed around individual creators.

For example,…

Daily Crunch: Twitter will let you hide replies

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1. Twitter will start testing its ‘hide replies’ feature next week, in Canada

Before you start complaining about censorship, keep in mind that hidden replies won’t actually get pulled from Twitter — they’ll disappear from the default view, but you can still tap a gray icon to see them.

The…

Twitter bans ‘dehumanizing language’ aimed at religious groups

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Twitter’s ban on “dehumanizing” language is slowly taking shape. 

Nearly ten months after the company announced plans to update its rules, Twitter has made its first rule change to cover “dehumanizing language” about religious groups. 

Under the new rules, Twitter won’t allow tweets that compare specific religious groups to animals, or express other hateful opinions. The company says it will require old tweets that violate the new policy to be deleted, and that going forward it may suspend…

Hey drivers, use this to discover how much Uber and Lyft take from you

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Uber and Lyft keep changing how their drivers get paid. Along with all the confusion, some drivers are feeling short-changed. Now a new online tool is available that collects driver receipts and crunches the numbers to find out how much the ride-hailing apps are taking from drivers.

Transportation media outlet Jalopnik is investigating what it believes are unfair pricing structures, with Uber and Lyft taking as much as half of fares in some situations. Starting this week, the site is trying…