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May 19, 2019

Facebook is introducing new technology against revenge porn

March 15, 2019
The Facebook icon at a trade fair in Hanover, Germany, last June. (Alexander Koerner / Getty Images)

Facebook is taking on new measures to prevent revenge porn from living on its website.

The social media corporation is implementing a new form of technology capable of identifying photos and videos that were posted without someone’s consent.

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Under this new format, users would not have to report such content to Facebook for it to be reviewed, as they do now. Rather, the idea is for the new tool to be able to find it and pass it along to reviewers on its own.

Revenge porn is often characterized as an intimate image posted without someone’s consent.

Facebook’s new mechanism for identifying those types of images is designed to identify “nearly nude” images that are accompanied by a disparaging comment.

“This is about using technology to get ahead of the problem,” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, told The Associated Press.

Users of the website are still encouraged to report inappropriate images to reviewers, as Facebook execs do not anticipate the new technology will be able to find everything on its own.

The tool will also be used to vet Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

With News Wire Services

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