Facebook has a pilot program that is designed to fight against revenge porn. The trick is to get people to send the social media giant nudes first.
The purpose of the program is to prevent these intimate or nude images to appear on the Facebook platform.
The program is available in the U.S. Canada, and the U.K.
Those people who are worried that an inappropriate image of themselves may appear on the platform are asked to send this image via Messenger. This will flag the images before they are able to be shared.
Once Facebook is notified, the company will use image-matching technology to prevent anyone from sharing it on their
The Australian government’s Office of the eSafety Commissionar said it is joining Facebook’s pilot program.
“This partnership gives Australians a unique opportunity to proactively inoculate themselves from future image-based abuse by coming to our portal and reporting tool,” said Julie Inman Grant, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, in a statement.
“This pilot has the potential to disable the control and power perpetrators hold over victims, particularly in cases of ex-partner retribution and sextortion, and the subsequent harm that could come to them,” explained Grant.
“These tools, developed in partnership with global safety experts, are one example of how we’re using new technology to keep people safe and prevent harm,” remarked Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of global safety.
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