Facebook Compensates Revenge Porn Victim


Facebook Compensates Revenge Porn Victim

She sued Facebook for negligence. The social network decides to settle the case amicably.

Victim of revenge porn, a young woman from Northern Ireland (whose identity is not revealed) will be compensated by Facebook.

The intimate photos of the young woman have been posted several times on a “shape page” on Facebook when she was 14 years old (in 2014).

Pursued negligence, Facebook ends up settling the case amicably, by signing a confidential agreement. The sums are not mentioned, but they would concern the costs of justice.

New measures against the Revenge Porn?

If this case goes back to 2014, porn revenge still remains a recurring problem on the web, and not only on Facebook. And despite Facebook’s efforts to prevent these publications of naked photos of friends or former companions in revenge, they continue.

Lately, Facebook has even announced a test in Australia that would prevent the publication of photos on the social network. But for this preventive measure to be effective, users must send intimate photos that can be used to make revenge porn. Facebook then processes the image and then generates a digital fingerprint that detects the files if someone tries to publish them on the social network.