Facebook explains how it’ll review nude photos to stop revenge porn
Thursday, 9 November 2017 () Facebook today explained in more detail its new test for combating revenge porn following mass confusion earlier this week over how exactly the system works and whether it puts users at a higher risk for abuse. The system, currently being piloted in Australia in partnership with the country’s eSafety Commissioner, allows users to upload nude photos preemptively directly to Facebook Messenger, so the company can create a digital fingerprint of sorts for the file to then prevent it from being uploaded maliciously in the future.
Because the pilot test was reported first by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, with no input from Facebook itself, many users found the notion of uploading their own nude photos directly to the social...
Facebook is asking users to submit nude photos... as part of their effort to combat revenge porn. Now, users can use Messenger to send their private images to be "hashed." The company uses the photo as a digital fingerprint to identify and block the same photo in case it's uploaded.