Facebook Urge Users To Upload Their Nude Photos To Fight Revenge Porn

Facebook Urge Users To Upload Their Nude Photos To Fight Revenge Porn

Facebook is asking its Australian users to send their nude pics in order to avoid revenge porn on social media. "It's a protective measure that can help prevent a much worse scenario where an image is shared more widely". "Digital fingerprints" would be added to images to ensure they are spotted and prevented from being uploaded.

People concerned their nude pictures may be uploaded by an ex are being asked to send the images to Facebook so they can be blocked if they are posted in the future.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is the only Australian Government agency taking part in this important pilot, which was borne from a Global Working Group established by Facebook to engage governments and businesses on keeping people safe online. We look forward to getting feedback and learning.

Facebook are trialling a new scheme in an effort to combat revenge porn.

Then they need to message themselves their nude photos via Messenger and the e-safety commissioner's office will notify Facebook of their submission.




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.

"They're not storing the image, they're storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies".

The unorthodox scheme is now being tested among Facebook's Australian users, but Britain, Canada and the United States are also expected to take part in the project.

Australian e-safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said it is one of four countries - the others being the USA, United Kingdom and Canada - participating in the test program, but Facebook told "Today" that it is still in talks with the other three nations about expanding there. One suggestion is to hash the image locally and then upload the hash to determine a match.

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