Facebook tests a preventive tool against revenge porn


Facebook tests a preventive tool against revenge porn

Facebook continues its fight against porn revenge. This time, it asks the user to send their intimate images to facebook. This allows the social network to create footprints that will prevent someone else from uploading the same images to Facebook, Instagram, or Messenger.

 Facebook is testing a new tool that allows users to prevent the uploading of their intimate images to Facebook, Instagram or Messenger.

The number one social network already offers a facial recognition system to identify revenge porn. When a photo or video is reported, Facebook uses this technology to see if it should be deleted.

The new tool, meanwhile, blocks when it is online

But for that to be possible, the user will have to send the photo or the video which he or she wants to prevent the publication.

In Australia, Facebook is testing this feature in collaboration with the government. “We see a lot of scenarios where the photos and videos were taken with the consent, but there was no consent to release them,” says Julie Inman Grant, head of the Australian Health Organization. -Safety, quoted by the ABC media.

If someone fears that a photo or intimate video may end up on Facebook, Instagram, or Messenger, they should contact that government organization. Then, this person may be asked to send these intimate images to Messenger.

Once these images have been sent, Facebook creates unique fingerprints. And if someone tries to upload the same images, Facebook will recognize them with these fingerprints and prevent them from being published.