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Facebook to discover, block revenge porn: launches ML, AI-based technology

Facebook to discover, block revenge porn: launches ML, AI-based technology: On Friday, Facebook declared a new tool to spot revenge porn on its platforms as well as comprising Instagram. The company also launched a latest online source hub to help operators respond to the exploitation.

Facebook launches AI to find and remove ‘revenge porn’

Facebook on its recent reports said that its new tool is determined by machine learning and artificial intelligence which permit it to detect “near nude images or videos that are shared without permission on Facebook and Instagram.”

The company also added the tool which will help to discover non-consensual intimate images without any person reporting it. If any image disrupts the company’s Community Standards, Facebook mediators will eliminate it. And in certain circumstances, it will also restrict or disable an account for circulating the content without permission. Facebook, on the other hand, will let operators to appeal the prohibition if they think the company has made a fault.

Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety, wrote in a blog post stated, “This programme gives people an emergency option to securely and proactively submit a photo to Facebook. We then create a digital fingerprint of that image and stop it from ever being shared on our platform in the first place. After receiving positive feedback from victims and support organisations, we will expand this pilot over the coming months so more people can benefit from this option in an emergency”.

Facebook has also launched a new platform known as “Not Without My Consent” in order to the sufferers of revenge porn. The forum is basically a part of Facebook’s Safety Center.

The forum permits victims to reach out to associations and resources for help comprising how to get the non-consensual content erased from the platform.

Antigone Davis also further added, “And over the coming months, we’ll build a victim support toolkit to give people around the world more information with locally and culturally relevant support.”

Earlier back in the year 2017 Facebook made the similar efforts in order to cracks down on revenge porn. At that time CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a post, “We’re focused on building a community that keeps people safe. That means building technology and AI tools to prevent harm.

Today we’re rolling out new tools to prevent “revenge porn” from being shared on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.”

He further added by stating, “Revenge porn is any intimate photo shared without permission. It’s wrong, it’s hurtful, and if you report it to us, we will now use AI and image recognition to prevent it from being shared across all of our platforms”.