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Facebook Wants Your Nudes For Their New Anti-Revenge Porn Tool

09 November 2017, 12:24 | Gerardo Harmon

Caption + Facebook is asking users to send the company their nude

Caption + Facebook is asking users to send the company their nude

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

And for that, Facebook wants you to upload your nude snaps or videos on Messenger.

It's done by first contacting the e-safety commissioner or regional equivalent (e-safety commissioner is an Australian position, and this test is being carried out in Australia), after which, you will then be advised to send the photo to yourself.

Australia's e-safety commissioner says revenge porn has been an increasing problem in the country.

"This is an initial pilot in Australia".

If the anti-revenge porn trial is successful, the program will reportedly move to the U.S., Canada and Great Britain in the future.

A recent study found that one in five Australians have been victims of revenge porn. But it begs the question, how many people are going to send nude photos to the government, and what will a government and a multinational company do with this database of photos?


The dominant social media platform is trying to help combat revenge porn from ever making it online. If they decide the images have been shared violate Facebook's community standards, in many cases, the account which shared the image will be disabled, the company said.

It is believed that a full four percent of U.S. internet users are victims of revenge porn. "Some information is more valuable for hackers, and hashed photos could be one of them".

According to The Guardian, it works by converting the privately uploaded images into a "digital fingerprint", which can then be used to block any attempt to re-upload the same photograph. The person would then be instructed to send their sensitive photos to him or herself on Facebook Messenger.

My hope and expectation is that Facebook will automate the process as much as possible, but that there may need to be some human involvement to review submitted images.

More fundamentally, though, asking women who have been victims to upload naked photos of themselves is a rather tone-deaf approach, one that's not particularly trauma-informed.

Because of these high numbers, Carrie Goldberg, a lawyer who specializes in sexual privacy, welcomed Facebook's revenge porn plan.



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