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Facebook’s unorthodox new revenge porn defense is to upload nudes to Facebook

The Verge Tuesday, 7 November 2017 ()
Facebook’s unorthodox new revenge porn defense is to upload nudes to FacebookFacebook is testing a new preemptive revenge porn defense in Australia that may, at first blush, feel counterproductive: uploading your nude photos or videos directly to Messenger. According to the Australia Broadcasting Corporation, Facebook has partnered with the office of the Australian government’s e-Safety Commissioner, which works primarily to prevent the online abuse of minors, to develop the new system for combating the nonconsensual sharing of explicit media.

By uploading the images or videos you fear may be shared in the future in an attempt to shame or harass you online, Facebook can digitally “hash” the media, effectively giving it a digital footprint. This allows the social network to track the media using the same...
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News video: Facebook May Ask for Explicit Photos to Prevent Revenge Porn

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The uncensored photos would be reviewed by Facebook employees to determine if posting them could qualify as revenge porn.

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