Facebook Wants You to Fight Revenge Porn By Sending in Your Nude Photo

File this under ideas that will probably not end well.....

Facebook wants you to help them fight revenge porn. How? By sending them a nude picture of yourself. I kid you not. The downside is way too obvious, in fact just about inevitable but they still want to go ahead with this program as was explained in Facebook tests fighting revenge porn by asking users to file nude photos first:

The Australian government's Office of the eSafety Commissioner announced it is joining a pilot program with Facebook to prevent intimate images of users from appearing against their will on the social network's platform.

The unusual catch: users worried an inappropriate image might appear on Facebook's platforms are asked to send an intimate image via Messenger, a preventive measure designed to flag the images before they're shared.

And, of course, those intimate images will forever remain completely secure despite the fact they will act as a powerful magnet to just about every voyeuristic hacker on the planet, right?

Once Facebook is notified, they use image-matching technology to prevent anyone from sharing it on their platforms.

Will Facebook also use low tech (line of sight) image technology to share the pics among their employees?

"This partnership gives Australians a unique opportunity to proactively inoculate themselves from future image-based abuse by coming to our portal and reporting tool," said Julie Inman Grant, Australia's eSafety Commissioner, in a statement.

That's a great line to use at a bar: "Hey, I just want to take your nude photo in order to inoculate you from creeps out there trying to access the nekkid pic I just took."

In April, Facebook detailed plans to fight revenge porn, including an artificial intelligence tool capable of matching photos to prevent them from appearing on platforms like Messenger or Instagram.

Hmmm... So if Roy Moore of Alabama sends in his nude photo, how many milliseconds would go by until the liberal not artificial intelligence "accidentally" releases it to the entire web?

"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....

"This pilot has the potential to disable the control and power perpetrators hold over victims, particularly in cases of ex-partner retribution and sextortion, and the subsequent harm that could come to them," said Inman Grant.

So was Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg the first person to provide a naked picture of himself or was he beaten out by Carlos Danger?


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