Tuesday October 18, 2016

Instagram Introduces New Suicide Prevention Tools

I hate to be such a pessimist but you know for a fact Instagram's new suicide prevention tools are going to be abused by jerks and trolls. I know Instagram is trying to do a good thing here, but this is the internet. I give it a week before we hear about groups mass reporting someone as "suicidal" just to screw with them. frown

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Instagram can now help you intervene anonymously with some new support options. If you report a post that worries you, your friend will get a message saying, "someone saw one of your posts and thinks you might be going through a difficult time. If you need support, we'd like to help." They'll then get the option to talk to a friend, contact a helpline or receive tips and support.