Facebook Urges Consumers To Send Nude Photos To Prevent Their Upload

Facebook Urges Consumers To Send Nude Photos To Prevent Their Upload

The trial is due to spread to the UK, US and Canada.

Earlier also Facebook took steps to fight against revenge porn and added an artificial intelligence tool capable of matching photos to prevent them from appearing on social media platforms like Messenger and Instagram.

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.

Users wanting to take part in the scheme must first complete an online form on the Australian e-safety commissioner's website.

The BBC understands that members of Facebook's community operations team will look at the images in order to make a "fingerprint" of them to prevent them being uploaded again.

From that point, any attempts to upload or share the same image will be blocked, the Guardian reports.

Revenge porn isn't just humiliating but has been used in the past as a tool to blackmail someone with, too.

Terry Crews has reportedly filed a police report about his sexual assault
See Crews' tweets about the incident in the Twitter Moment below. "I thought twice about how the whole thing would appear". Crews said he kept silent because he didn't want to be ostracized in Hollywood due to the executive's power and influence.

Earlier this year leaked documents revealed 54,000 cases of revenge porn are dealt with by Facebook each month.

Users will be asked to send the imagery to themselves on Messenger while the eSafety Commissioner's office notifies Facebook of their submission.

"They're not storing the image".

There are fears the images could be found before being deleted, intercepted on their way to Facebook, or people could get around the technology by simply resizing images.

"We've been participating in the Global Working Group to identify new solutions to keep people safe, and we're proud to partner with Facebook on this important initiative as it aims to empower Australians to stop image-based abuse in its tracks", said Julie Inman Grant, eSafety Commissioner.

Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer, said they are improving the technology to detect changes.

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