Facebook 'remembers' nude images to combat revenge porn

Alan Olson
November 10, 2017

Facebook is testing an unusual way to put an end to revenge porn - they need your intimate images to do it. The U.S. Marines were hit by a non-consensual image-sharing scandal this year, prompting Commandant Gen. Robert B. Neller to ask the men in his Corps this March, "How much more do the females of our Corps have to do to be accepted?"

A spokesperson states in order for a photo to qualify as revenge porn an employee of Facebook must view the image first for themselves.

She explained: "Revenge porn is becoming such a huge epidemic among young people, it's absolutely disgusting and if there's any way to tackle it then we should take that seriously".

In a trial in Australia, Facebook asked people anxious that their intimate pictures might be posted by an ex partner to provide the images to Facebook, so that it knows to prevent them being uploaded in future.

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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. While the initial report made clear that it was not in fact counter-productive and gave Facebook the means to track the files across its network, many people still walked away from the story bewildered.

"The safety and well-being of the Facebook community is our top priority", Ms Davis said.

We can all agree that the recent spike in revenge porn is something that needs to be tackled in the tech-world, which is exactly why Facebook have come through with a solution to the problem. So Facebook is saying there shouldn't be easy workarounds like changing some basic aspect of the photo file to bypass the company's detection system. Facebook says it's storing the file for only a brief amount of time, and that it's still only a blurred out version of the file that only a small number of employees on the Community Operations team has access to. One suggestion is to hash the image locally and then upload the hash to determine a match.

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