Instagram is going to provide messages with untruths with a label that indicates that the content is partly or completely incorrect, parent company Facebook announced Monday on its website.
The Instagram message must therefore be called into question by an independent party that checks Facebook for errors. In the Netherlands, NU.nl works with Facebook to prevent the spread of disinformation.
After a fact checker has labeled an image or video as false or misleading, it will be notified from November. Users will see the notification before they can view the images in question. The feature is also made available for Instagram Stories, the format in which images disappear after 24 hours.
In addition, Instagram users who want to share a false message will see a warning. It is made clear that the message will be provided with a label stating that the message contains untruths.