BBC News viewers ‘gobsmacked’ by ‘disgusting’ comment that appeared on screen

BBC viewers were a little shocked to see a foul-mouthed comment on their screens, after the London evening news shared a social media comment.

During one particular segment, an image of a female model in gym gear appeared on screen.

The pic was part of an Instagram post but it was the first comment about the pic that left Auntie Beeb looking rather red-faced.

One cheeky commenter had written: "I love to f*** your a**”.

It didn't go unnoticed and one viewer, 55-year-old Ashleigh Moss, told The Sun that she was shocked to see the lewd comment on the screen, especially as she was watching with her six-year-old granddaughter.

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Instagram moves on online bullying with pop-up warning

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Instagram on Monday (July 8) announced new features aimed at curbing online bullying on its platform, including a warning to people as they are preparing to post abusive remarks.

“It’s our responsibility to create a safe environment on Instagram,” said a statement from Adam Mosseri, head of the visually focused social platform owned by Facebook.

“This has been an important priority for us for some time, and we are continuing to invest in better understanding and tackling this problem.” One new tool being rolled out is a warning generated by artificial intelligence to notify users their comment may be considered offensive before it is posted.

“This intervention gives people a chance to reflect and undo their comment and prevents the recipient from receiving the harmful comment notification,” Mosseri said.

“From early tests of this feature, we have found that it encourages some people to undo their comment and share something less hurtful once they have had a chance to reflect.”

Another new tool is aimed at limiting the spread of abusive comments on a user’s feed.

“We’ve heard from young people in our community that they’re reluctant to block, unfollow, or report their bully because it could escalate the situation, especially if they interact with their bully in real life,” Mosseri commented.

A new feature called “restrict” that is being tested will make posts from an offending person visible only to that person.

“You can choose to make a restricted person’s comments visible to others by approving their comments,” Mosseri added.

“Restricted people won’t be able to see when you’re active on Instagram or when you’ve read their direct messages.” The move by Instagram is the latest in a series of actions on cyberbullying by social networks to deal with hate speech and abusive conduct which can be especially harmful to young users.

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11-Year-Old Violinist Earns Golden Buzzer On ‘America’s Got Talent’

An 11-year-old violinist kicked butt on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” and vanquished those who bullied him for having cancer as well.

Tyler Butler-Figueroa said he was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4 and was teased and shunned for losing his hair. Some schoolmates spread rumors that he was contagious, leaving him isolated.

But at age 7, the North Carolina lad signed up for free after-school violin lessons and found himself. “I just didn’t want to be the kid with cancer, so now I’m the kid who plays violin,” he said.

And how.

Tyler, who’s been in remission for four years, shredded an instrumental version of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger,” drawing particularly high praise from judge Simon Cowell.

“I would like to say something on your behalf to the bullies,” Cowell said. But he didn’t have words. Instead, he pushed the Golden Buzzer to catapult Tyler into the live rounds.

Watch the full performance below.

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