Facebook and eSafety Commissioner join forces to stop revenge porn in Australia

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 02/11/2017 14:52

Social media giant Facebook and the Australian Office of the eSafety Commissioner have joined forces to stop revenge porn images being shared on the social network.

The pilot program will let Australians report an image of themselves to the eSafety commissioner – before it's uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Messenger – if they're worried it could be shared without their consent. The office will then liaise with Facebook to ensure the photo is never published, thanks to the social media company's image recognition technology.

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