Facebook is testing a method to stop revenge porn on its Messenger app

Ians, reporting for Firstpost:

Facebook is testing a new method to stop revenge porn that requires you to send your own nudes to yourself via the social network’s Messenger app.

This strategy would help Facebook to create a digital fingerprint for the picture and mark it as non-consensual explicit media.

“It would be like sending yourself your image in the email, but obviously this is a much safer, secure end-to-end way of sending the image without sending it through the ether,” e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant told ABC.

“They’re not storing the image, they’re storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies,” Grant said.

“So if somebody tried to upload that same image, which would have the same digital footprint or hash value, it will be prevented from being uploaded,” she explained.

“The safety and wellbeing of the Facebook community is our top priority,” Davis said.

“Officer, I suspect my ex has some explicit photos of me and may use them in a harmful way. Please help.”

“Sure, just send me copies of everything you have. If I see them in the wild, I’ll stop it.”

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