Facebook to use photo-matching to retard repeat ‘revenge porn’

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SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc (FB.O) is adding collection on Wednesday to make it easier for users to news supposed “revenge porn” and to automatically forestall a images from being common again once they have been banned, a association said.

“Revenge porn” refers to a pity of intimately pithy images on a internet, but a agree of a people decorated in a pictures, in sequence to extract or disparage them. The use disproportionately affects women, who are infrequently targeted by former partners.

Facebook has been sued in a United States and elsewhere by people who pronounced it should have finished some-more to forestall a practice. The association in 2015 done transparent that images “shared in revenge” were forbidden, and users have prolonged had a ability to news posts as violating a terms of service.

Beginning on Wednesday, users of a world’s largest amicable network should see an choice to news a design as inapt privately since it is a “nude print of me,” Facebook pronounced in a statement.

The association also pronounced it was rising an programmed routine to forestall a repeat pity of criminialized images. Photo-matching program will keep a cinema off a core Facebook network as good as off a Instagram and Messenger services, it said.

Users who share “revenge porn” might see their accounts disabled, a association said.

Facing criticism, a association final year met member from some-more than 150 women’s reserve organizations and motionless it indispensable to do more, Antigone Davis, tellurian conduct of reserve during Facebook, pronounced in a phone interview.

A specifically lerned organisation of Facebook employees will yield tellurian examination of any reported image, Davis said.

The routine to forestall repeat pity requires Facebook to keep a criminialized cinema in a database, nonetheless a images are confused and usually a tiny series of employees have entrance to a database, a association said.

Prosecutors and lawmakers have also sought ways to forestall a widespread of “revenge porn,” seeking additional penalties for a use that they pronounced has busted careers and families and even led to suicide.

(Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Andrew Hay)

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