Business / Facebook Develops New Technology to Help Curb Revenge Porn

The Quint : Mar 19, 2019, 11:32 AM

Facebook on Friday announced new detection technology and an online support hub to help people respond when this abuse occurs. Called "Not Without My Consent," the resource hub will help victims find organisations and resources to support them, including steps they can take to remove the content from Facebook and prevent it from being shared further, Antigone Davis, Facebook's Global Head of Safety.

Facebook said it will also build a victim support toolkit to give people around the world more information with locally and culturally relevant support.

"By using machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can now proactively detect near nude images or videos that are shared without permission on Facebook and Instagram," Davis said.

"This means we can find this content before anyone reports it, which is important for two reasons: often victims are afraid of retribution so they are reluctant to report the content themselves or are unaware the content has been shared," he added.