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Humans to vet Facebook revenge porn photos

From BBC - November 9, 2017

Humans rather than algorithms will view the naked images voluntarily sent to Facebook in a scheme being trialled in Australia to combat revenge porn.

The BBC understands that members of Facebook's community operations team will look at the images in order to make a "fingerprint" of them to prevent them being uploaded again.

Facebook will notify the person once the photo has been "hashed'.

It will then be up to the sender to delete the image.

The trial, which could be extended to other countries, is seen as a way of of allowing users greater control over their intimate photos - offering a a pre-emptive protection against future misuse of the pictures by disgruntled ex-lovers.

'Redouble efforts'

Users wanting to take part in the scheme must first complete an online form on the Australian e-safety commissioner's website.

Then they need to message themselves their nude photos via Messenger and the e-safety commissioner's office will notify Facebook of their submission.

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