Facebook out to Tackle 'Revenge Porn'

Facebook is daily pushing boundaries in technology using new tools to make life better for its 1.86 billion monthly active users. Proving to be ahead of the pack in terms of innovation and creativity, just this in first quarter of the year, facebook has launched a couple of new features an tools to improve user experience for its users. Today facebook launched new tools that will help cut down “revenge porn” on facebook and across all other facebook owned apps. Revenge porn is the practice of sharing someone’s explicit image or video without the person’s consent either for blackmail, shaming or just for fun.

A 2013 study by the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative in America showed that 93% of revenge-porn victims suffer major emotional distress and 82% confessed that being victims of revenge-porn affected them negatively in some significant areas of their life.

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With this new tool, facebook now allows for users to report intimate images that they suspect were shared without the owner’s consent or permission. According to the company, a special team has been set up to review all reported images and when necessary remove them. To prevent further circulation and sharing, a photo-matching technology has been employed to detect reported and reviewed images, this will make it impossible for them to be re-shared or viewed on Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram. 

Facebook is going all out in 2017 to ensure improved user experience for their users and this why the company is winning more grounds this year.