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Facebook to launch photo-matching tool to block revenge porn

Facebook features are the hot topic of the town. Facebook plans to launch a number of additional features this year. What’s Facebook Inc got now? Lately, Facebook has got an additional tool added to it for making it easier for the users to report the so-called “revenge porn” cases which will in turn automatically avert the images from being shared again when banned. You must be wondering what a revenge porn is?

“Revenge porn” is a new trend that is popular among the youngsters. In this, the sexually unambiguous images are shared on the Internet without the consent of the individual in the image and this is basically done to humiliate or mentally torture the person. For instance, this practice is commonly followed by the formers partners to take revenge against the opposite sex. In case of women, the new practice distorts a woman’s character and dignity to a great extent.

Facebook has been facing criticism for a long time regarding the safety and security of an individual’s data be it a photo or video. Thus, in order to prevent this practice, Facebook Inc. plans to forbid the sharing of revenge porn and report the case post sharing as it is the violation of the terms and conditions of Facebook. Facebook officials basically want the users to come forward and report the cases of nude photos being shared to prevent it from being shared further.

Now, as a solution to this, the company has come up with a new automated software or process which can ban the sharing of such images. The software is called “photo-matching” which keeps the images off core the Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger services. The banned images are stored in a database and though the images are blurred out only a few employees will have access to the database. In addition to this, the person who has shared this will see his or her account deactivated and further action will be taken.

According to the global safety head of Facebook Antigone Davis, Facebook Inc has come up with this tool after having a decision with around 150 women’s safety organizations. The plan to launch an even better fool-proof tool is still on.

Facebook plans to join the lawmakers and prosecutors to help curb the sharing of revenge porn which has led to a number of suicides or ruining the careers of many families.

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