Instagram is expanding features to fight hate speech as the social network now allows assigning moderators for Live streams.

According to reports, moderators can report comments, switch them off from a particular user and boot troublesome viewers from the stream. To assign moderators Live creators after starting a stream should tap the "..." button and choose a moderator from a list of suggested accounts.

Image: Instagram
Image: Instagram

The move comes shortly after Instagram introduced enhanced tags that allow creators to share and view contribution to a photo or video post. Instagram believes that the feature is crucial for "marginalized and underrepresented creators" whose contributions are often unknown to the public.

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In February, Instagram started testing a new way for creators to make money on its platform in the alpha mode. Selected content makers in the US can now offer their followers paid access to exclusive Instagram Live videos and Stories. All the exclusive content will get a special purple ring that will help creators stand out in the comments section.