Bumble is set to crack down on very specific dating app discrimination ploy. The online dating platform has now found out that some daters make violation reports that are not true based on other users on the platform being gender nonconforming.
Bumble Set To Crack Down On Very Specific Dating App Discrimination Ploy
Moderators of bumble dismiss about 90% of violation reports that are directed at members who are gender non-conforming. This is due to the fact that the dating platform has now discovered some daters will report a profile as a means of discrimination and not because that profile in question actually violates or goes against any of the rules on the platform.
Bumble is now cracking down on false reports that are targeting daters from their identities, the company affirmed on Thursday. And those persons who intentionally false reports could be booted off the platform.
Bumble’s Official Statement
“Identity-based hate is an issue that negatively affects many communities, and is something that increasingly many gender nonconforming folks, like Trans and nonbinary people, have faced in online dating,” bumble in a statement said.
Dating Apps Can Be A Hostile Place for People in Marginalized Communities
A 2021 Medium piece gotten from MIT Media Lab once summarized just how dating apps can be fraught and even dangerous places for people in marginalized communities. From various filters that allow daters to keep out certain ethnicities to privacy concerns for those on apps geared to the LGBTQ community, online dating can be yet another medium for the expression of hatred toward a specific group of people.
The move from bumble is coming with a wider policy announcement banning identity-based hate, spanning “race, ethnicity, national origin/nationality, immigration status, caste, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, serious health condition, or religion/belief.”
Bumble Private Detector AI Tool
“We want our members to connect safely and free from the hate that targets them simply for who they are,” Azmina Dhrodia, safety policy lead at bumble said in a statement.
Bumble also made an AI tool this week that is known as Private Detector. This tool helps to intercept unwanted dick pics, thus blurring them out and then warning daters before they get to see something they did not ask for.