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Facebook Wants to Stop Revenge Porn

April 5, 2017

The company just unveiled a new set of tools to tackle the issue

Facebook has a plan to make it easier for users to report revenge porn that appears on its site.

The Guardian reports that the tech giant unveiled a series of new tools that will allow users to quickly alert the company if they see intimate photos posted without an individual’s consent. “Specially trained representatives” will then review the photos and decide whether it should be taken down. Additionally, the company will use “photo-matching technologies” for images that they already know were shared without consent. And, they may disable the accounts of those who share the images “in many cases.”

“These tools, developed in partnership with safety experts, are one example of the potential technology has to help keep people safe,” Facebook’s head of global safety Antigone Davis said, according to the Guardian. “Facebook is in a unique position to prevent harm, one of our five areas of focus as we help build a global community.”

The news follows a highly publicized lawsuit from a 14-year-old girl in Northern Ireland, who sued Facebook and a man who allegedly posted a naked image on the site without her consent.

Motto has reached out to Facebook for comment, and we will update this article if we hear back.

[The Guardian]