Facebook Calls On Users To Send Nudes In Revenge Porn Crackdown

Posted November 10, 2017

The social networking site said they worked with the National Network to End Domestic Violence, Center for Social Research, the Revenge Porn Helpline (UK) and the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative to ensure their methodology was sensitive and helpful to victims. If any user will try to share that image then his account may get suspended for safety measures.

Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis has clarified some things about how Facebook's test pilot to combat revenge porn in Australia works. It's called revenge porn - and it's illegal in 38 states. Adults who have shared nude or sexually explicit photos with someone online, and who are anxious about unauthorized distribution, can report images to the Australian government's eSafety Commission.

The system will see the Facebook community operations team using image matching technology to block the images being uploaded or shared online.

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A Facebook spokesman told the Telegraph: This is an initial pilot in Australia.

NY lawyer Carrie Coldberg, who specialises in sexual privacy, told The Guardian: "We are delighted that Facebook is helping solve this problem - one faced not only by victims of actual revenge porn but also individuals with worries of imminently becoming victims". Facebook says it won't store the photos. The company considered blurring out images before they ended up in the hands of human reviewers, but decided against it because that may have resulted in accidentally hashing legitimate images.

"Once we hash the photo, we notify the person who submitted the report via the secure email they provided to the eSafety Commissioner's office and ask them to delete the photo from the Messenger thread on their device", Davis writes.

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The company are encouraging users to upload their nude images to Messenger.

It will then be up to the sender to delete the image.

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