'Send nudes': Facebook builds database to stop revenge porn

Mr Gillespie‏ added'Facebook themselves have perverts hiding in their closets. They would just love a nude collection of its users with an excellent cover story about protecting people from revenge porn! #PervBook

Turns out, before the image can be "hashed", an actual human at Facebook has to look at it to make sure it "fits the definition of revenge porn". Once the image has been hashed, Facebook notifies the person who submitted the photo and asks them to delete the photo from Messenger.

Facebook is involved in a groundbreaking scheme to stop revenge porn before it happens, by "blocking" nudes which a disgruntled ex might upload. He questions how Facebook will protect that uploaded image from hackers. Stamos is using the abbreviated form of "non-consensual intimate image", more colloquial known as revenge porn.

The program in Australia is in conjunction with the government's e-Safety Commission, an office dedicated to promoting digital safety, especially for children.

"We see many scenarios where maybe photos or videos were taken consensually at one point, but there was not any sort of consent to send the images or videos more broadly", she told ABC News.

From there - and once the user has completed an online form through the website of Australia's eSafety Commissioner - a member of Facebook's Community Operations team reviews the image and then "hashes" it, or creates a numerical representation of the image that Facebook says can not be read by humans.

Facebook will block the images if they are later uploaded as revenge porn. The potential victim will then be instructed to send the images to their own Facebook account via the platform's Messenger system.

The company is partnering with a small Australian Government agency for a pilot project created to prevent sexual or intimate images being shared without the subject's consent. The program will be tested in Australia first, followed by the U.S., U.K., and Canada, the Times of London reported. It used this to prevent the image spreading and closed down the majority of accounts reported to it as hosting such images.

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