Facebook is trying to fight revenge porn by encouraging users in Australia to submit their nude photos to prevent them from being shared without their consent. This unconventional new strategy is the pilot approach that the company (Facebook) will take. Adults who have shared nude or sexually explicit photos with someone online and now are worried about unauthorised distribution can report images to the Australian government’s Safety Committee.
If you think your nude photos could end up on Facebook or Instagram, you can send a copy of the photo through Facebook Messenger to company officials, Facebook then will create a digital fingerprint platform which further used to block any further distribution on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger.
The ABC has reported that Facebook is partnering with the Australia Government’s Office of the eSafety Commissioner for the pilot test.
Antigone Davis, Facebook’s head of global safety, said:
“We’re using image-matching technology to prevent non-consensual intimate images from being shared.”
On the other hand, eSafety commissioner Julie Inman Grant told AFP, “It removes control and power from the perpetrator who is ostensibly trying to amplify the humiliation of the victim amongst friends, family and colleagues. The precedent already exists for the sharing of child exploitation images and countering violent extremism online, and by extending to image-based abuse we are taking the burden off the victims to report to multiple online platforms.”