Facebook Announces Pilot Program To Block Revenge Porn — But You’ll Have To Send Your Nudes

Revenge porn needs to stop!

Facebook is trying an interesting new tactic to put an end to revenge porn on their social media platform.

The company announced in a recent press release that they’re launching a pilot program for users to submit their nude or intimate images so Facebook can make sure it never gets uploaded.

As of now, the program is only going to be available in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Related: Former Hinder Singer Threatened to Send Ex’s Family “Revenge Porn”

Apparently how it works is they’ll be using image matching technology so no one else can upload the same image onto the site or app. A staff member will have to view the uncensored image to first rule it as revenge porn.

Facebook’s Head of Global Safety, Antigone Davis, shared:

“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. 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├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥one of five key areas of focus as we help to build a supportive, inclusive and safe global community.”

It definitely sounds like a good idea on paper.

As we previously saw, Rob Kardashian has been sued by ex Blac Chyna for sharing private images of her online allegedly as retaliation.

Sadly, not all victims of revenge porn have access to these intimate images.

What do you think about FB’s program? Do you have any concerns?

Nov 9, 2017 11:44pm PDT

More Like This