Instagram can be a dark place with trolls and bullying.
Last year Instagram quietly built a filter that would automatically delete specific words and emoji from users’ feeds.
One of the reasons was because of Taylor Swift. Last Summer, after her public fallouts with Calvin Harris, Katy Perry, and Kim Kardashian, the comments below her posts were followed almost entirely by snake emoji: snakes piled on snakes, snakes arranged numerically, snakes alternating with pigs.
Instagram has continued to work to make Instagram a cleaner place. Last year, users were gifted the ability to disable all comments. In June, Instagram introduced new filters that will automatically block “certain offensive comments” and spam.
Taylor Swift… just makin’ the world a better place!