Trolls have plagued social media ever since it was born, and many have left it as a result of social verbal abuse, or just plain out, negativity.
Twitter has been under fire from this matter for quite some time now. Instagram on the other hand have recently suggested and will put into action a new method that will be somewhat of an advantageous matter for its users. Kevin Systrom, the chief of Instagram has declared an update to their application that will basically allow users to switch off comments to a specific photo posted, or to silence several basically if all that is posted by them serves as nothing more but purely undesirable commotion.
Though the idea has been praised by many, some argue Instagram is simply imitating Facebook’s options. Instagram will also permit photos posted to be “liked” by other users, an option that was a strictly a Facebook matter. Along with the additional optional upgrades to Instagram will be a feature allow all users to be notified of another user that currently is in need of support of any sort, be it an emotional breakdown, a physical injury, and so on.
This will serve as a new method of connecting people to their significant circles. Systrom on this new feature stated that “If you believe that someone you care about may be thinking about injuring themselves, you can report it anonymously, and we will connect your friend to organizations that offer help.”
Everyone is susceptible to some form of trolling on social media, as the daughter of Robin Williams’ daughter Zelda as well removed herself from Instagram after her father’s death due to the harmful comments she received.
The new feature designed for trollers is expected to be set out for users to install in a matter of a few weeks, and can be activated by going through the advanced settings.
“Liking lets you show support and encourages positivity throughout the community,” Systrom stated in regards to the unwanted abuse users receive from others.