Facebook explains how it'll review nude photos to stop revenge porn

Facebook explains how it'll review nude photos to stop revenge porn

Users must first complete an online form on the commissioner's website to outline their concerns, and will then be asked to send the pictures of concern to themselves on Facebook Messenger while commissioner's office notifies Facebook.

The "preemptive revenge porn defense" will be tested in Australia and 3 other countries for now, and to execute the idea, Facebook will be partnering with e-Safety, an Australian government agency focused on preventing digital abuse.

"As part of our continued efforts to better detect and remove content that violates our community standards, we're using image matching technology to prevent non-consensual intimate images from being shared on Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Groups and Messenger".

The technology is used to help prevent child pornography and by internet companies to block terrorist images.

Julie Inman Grant, Australia's e-Safety commissioner, said the company will not store the images permanently as after they are processed into a hash, the code is all that will remain.

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Facebook is involved in a groundbreaking scheme to stop revenge porn before it happens, by "blocking" nudes which a disgruntled ex might upload.

The pilot program is also available in the USA, the United Kingdom and Canada, according to CNBC.

The social-media platform are now encouraging users to send in their nude photos to the company itself as a way to ensure that nobody else out there could ever hijack the images.

Facebook claims it won't store the images, but rather a "hash system" that would allow their algorithm to recognize similar pictures without holding them on their servers.

We can all agree that the recent spike in revenge porn is something that needs to be tackled in the tech-world, which is exactly why Facebook have come through with a solution to the problem. Further instances of the images will then be blocked.

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