Revenge porn: Facebook wants nude photos

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A trial is now taking place in Australia but is soon to be launched in the United Kingdom, the U.S. and Canada.

Facebook is testing an unusual way to put an end to revenge porn - they need your intimate images to do it.

The pilot provides a portal for people concerned that an intimate image may be shared online to report it to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner who will notify Facebook to prevent any instances of the image being uploaded after the notification has been actioned. "They're not storing the image, they're storing the link", Grant replied to concerns about who at Facebook is seeing this material.

Facebook claims it won't store the images, but rather a "hash system" that would allow their algorithm to recognize similar pictures without holding them on their servers.

From that point, any attempts to upload or share the same image will be blocked, the Guardian reports. This can be a positive step towards a ban on revenge porn in world's largest social media platform "Facebook". It's called revenge porn - and it's illegal in 38 states.

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Earlier this year leaked documents revealed 54,000 cases of revenge porn are dealt with by Facebook each month.

This imprint will then flag up through messenger and automatically stop it being shared on Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram.

The scheme is aimed at people who are anxious partners or ex-partners may share the images without their consent - and is being trialled in Australia, the US, Canada and the UK. So if someone posts the offending pic, Facebook can prevent it from being uploaded.

"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.

A Facebook spokesman told the Telegraph: This is an initial pilot in Australia.

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