Humans to vet Facebook revenge porn photos

Postado Novembro 09, 2017

The system will see the Facebook community operations team using image matching technology to block the images being uploaded or shared online.

Which makes us wonder, would you send your nudes to Facebook for your own protection?

Let's say you have a spiteful ex who decides to embarrass you by posting a nude photo made in private.

"So if somebody tried to upload that same image, which would have the same digital footprint or hash value, it will be prevented from being uploaded".

The unorthodox scheme is now being tested among Facebook's Australian users, but Britain, Canada and the United States are also expected to take part in the project.

One in five Australian women aged 18-45 and one in four Indigenous Australians are victims of that abuse, she said.

That's where the system can backfire, according to digital forensics expert Lesley Carhart, who said it's not that simple to completely delete a digital photograph. "Yes, they're not storing a copy, but the image is still being transmitted and processed. Leaving forensic evidence in memory and potentially on disk", Carhart told Motherboard.

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is the only Australian Government agency taking part in this important pilot, which was borne from a Global Working Group established by Facebook to engage governments and businesses on keeping people safe online.

Earlier also Facebook took steps to fight against revenge porn and added an artificial intelligence tool capable of matching photos to prevent them from appearing on social media platforms like Messenger and Instagram.

The Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald has already announced plans to make it a criminal offence to post revenge porn online.

"This partnership gives Australians a unique opportunity to proactively inoculate themselves from future image-based abuse by coming to our portal and reporting tool", said Julie Inman Grant, Australia's eSafety Commissioner.

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