Facebook wants you to upload nude photos to combat 'revenge porn'
Nov 09 2017
"They're not storing the image, they're storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies", Grant said.
When you send your nude photo to Facebook, what exactly happens to it?
The Australian Office of the safety commission declared that they have partnered with the Facebook on a pilot scheme that will allow anyone to report such photos.
Facebook says that it recognizes that revenge porn can be an "incredibly devastating experience" for victims.
Facebook is testing a new tactic in Australia to fight revenge porn: soliciting nudes.
So, just in case a person's former lover decides to leak any of those pictures, one can take steps to prevent the images from being shared widely on Facebook or Instagram.
As of September previous year, more than 200 people in the United Kingdom had been prosecuted following the introduction of a revenge porn law in 2015.
The technology has been designed for people who may be concerned that an ex-partner might post their intimate images to Facebook, Instagram or Messenger after the relationship has ended.
Australia's e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said Facebook is not storing the images, but only a digital footprint of them.
Facebook is no stranger to revenge porn and explicit content, which is banned on the platform.
Is Facebook storing my image? Further, Facebook is asking all its users - at least in Australia for the moment - to comply with the above to deny anyone the chance to post sexually explicit material that the user might be part of. Then the user can flag it as a "Non Consensual intimate image" for Facebook.
The way it works is simple: You send yourself the image using Messenger, then Facebook converts it into an identifiable code, which it uses to block attempts to upload the same picture to any of its services. Facebook, to its credit, is working with experts in online civil rights and domestic violence to build these tools. Once Facebook gets that notification, a community operations analyst will access the image and hash it to prevent future instances from being uploaded or shared. "Unfortunately, the issue of revenge porn, or unwanted distribution of compromising photos isn't one that can be solved by technology alone".