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By: Natasha Daly
From: National Geographic

Exclusive: Instagram Fights Animal Abuse With New Alert System

Using tools built to tackle self-harm and suicide, the social network will now alert users to behavior that harms wildlife.

Instagram is rife with photos of cute wild animals—including the exotic and endangered. A picture of someone hugging a sloth or showing off a pet tiger cub is just a click away on the massively popular photo-sharing platform, which serves 800 million users.

But starting today, searches for a wide range of wildlife hashtags will trigger a notification informing people of the behind-the-scenes animal abuse that makes some seemingly innocent wildlife photos possible.

Read more: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/wildlife-watch-instagram-selfie-tourism-animal-welfare-crime/

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