Send your nude images to Facebook to stop revenge porn

Facebook is asking users to upload nudes to stop revenge porn online

Facebook suggests users upload nudes to avoid revenge porn

"Facebook's hashing system would then be able to recognize those images in the future without needing to store them on its servers".

It may seem counterintuitive, but the idea is to upload intimate photos before an abuser or hacker has a chance to share them on Facebook or Instagram without your consent.

"They're not storing the image; they're storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies", Inman Grant explained.

During the trial, those anxious about their images being posted as revenge porn have to contact Australia's e-Safety commissioner through an online form, which may then suggest providing them to Facebook. They are asking anyone who is concerned their nude images might be shared on the social media platform [VIDEO] to send them the images.

"These tools, developed in partnership with global safety experts, are one example of how we're using new technology to keep people safe and prevent harm", said Antigone Davis, Facebook's head of global safety, in a statement.

If an image passes a human evaluation, Facebook will then create a "hash" of the image, which is like a unique fingerprint for the file, as Motherboard reported.

Facebook has finally found a way to protect users from having their nudes leaked and disseminated over the social network without their consent, but it's a little unorthodox.


Back in May, Facebook announced it was hiring thousands of new employees who will be specifically tasked with monitoring and removing flagged posts.

"The photo's information you upload is harvested and numbers are stored - but not the image itself", she said.

So if a relationship goes sour, you could take proactive steps to prevent any intimate images in possession of your former love interest from being shared widely on Facebook or Instagram.

The photo or video is reduced to a series of numbers, which is compared to another image, like mathematical matching.

However, while there is no denying such a plan is a bit too outrageous, there are also security and privacy concerns associated with the move. If it succeeds, hopefully expect it rollout throughout the rest of the world if Facebook keeps getting government support.

This woman's nude photos were hacked.

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