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TechnologyFacebook readies AI tech to combat 'revenge porn'

02:35  16 march  2019
02:35  16 march  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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Facebook is pumping up its efforts to stop people from sharing unauthorized images of other people engaged in intimate acts… also known as " revenge porn ."

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Facebook readies AI tech to combat 'revenge porn'© Reuters/Dado Ruvic Silhouettes of mobile users are seen next to a screen projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration

Facebook Inc said on Friday it would use artificial intelligence to combat the spread of intimate photos shared without people's permission, sometimes called "revenge porn," on its social networks.

The new technology is in addition to a pilot program that required trained representatives to review offending images.

"By using machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can now proactively detect near nude images or videos that are shared without permission," the social networking giant said in a blog post. "This means we can find this content before anyone reports it."

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Facebook made headlines last fall when news surfaced of a somewhat counter intuitive approach to combating revenge porn that involved asking We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targeted ads, analyze

Revenge porn is one of the most insidious problems on social media and the internet at large — and Facebook is now taking new steps to fight it on There are multiple steps to address revenge porn under the new rules. Users are encouraged to report images of themselves and others that appear to

A member of Facebook's community operations team would review the content found by the new technology, and if found to be an offending image, remove it or disable the account responsible for spreading it, the company added.

"Revenge porn" refers to the sharing of sexually explicit images on the internet, without the consent of the people depicted in the pictures, in order to extort or humiliate them. The practice disproportionately affects women, who are sometimes targeted by former partners.

Facebook will also launch a support hub called "Not Without My Consent" on its safety center page for people whose intimate images have been shared without their consent.

The Menlo Park, California-based company works with at least five outsourcing vendors in at least eight countries on content review, a Reuters tally shows. It had about 15,000 people, a mix of contractors and employees, working on content review as of December.

(Reporting by Sayanti Chakraborty, Supantha Mukherjee and Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)

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