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Glamour (South Africa) - - #Think -

In­sta­gram

A ‘bully fil­ter’ uses AI soft­ware to iden­tify and hide com­ments that at­tack ap­pear­ance, threaten or in­cite di­vi­sive be­hav­iour. You can also block users, and re­port bul­ly­ing via an on­line form.

Face­book

Face­book re­views all re­ported bul­ly­ing and re­moves any­thing that doesn’t fit its stan­dards. You can also block some­one, and re­port a threat­en­ing mes­sage in mes­sen­ger by tap­ping ‘Some­thing’s Wrong’.

Youtube

You can re­port or block a user and flag in­ap­pro­pri­ate con­tent. Youtube has a help­fully broad def­i­ni­tion of ha­rass­ment – abu­sive videos, hurt­ful and neg­a­tive com­ments, hu­mil­i­a­tion and re­veal­ing some­one’s per­sonal info.

Twit­ter

You can block a user, and any­one found in breach of Twit­ter’s hate­ful con­duct pol­icy can be sus­pended. The ‘Show More Replies’ func­tion was in­tro­duced in June to hide com­ments from ac­counts dis­play­ing troll-like be­hav­iour.

Snapchat

Flag an abu­sive story or snap by press­ing and hold­ing un­til you see a white flag icon in the bot­tom left. Tap to re­port.

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