Facebook & eSafety Commissioner Collaborates to Eradicate Revenge Porn in Australia


Safety and well being of the People is the top priority of the Facebook. This is one of the reasons that Facebook is working on a pilot program to help prevent revenge porn being shared across its platforms. Facebook & eSafety Commissioner Collaborates to Eradicate Revenge Porn in Australia.

The pilot is an extension of the company’s previously announced set of tools for users on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram. It is to prevent their most intimate images from being shared without their permission.

Facebook & eSafety Commissioner Collaborates to Eradicate Revenge Porn in Australia

Users can log concerns with this new pilot program about images being shared online before they are shared, which would prevent the images from sharing across Facebook’s platforms. Let’s suppose someone is concerned about any image or post related to him/her being shared online. He/She could report the image to their country’s eSafety office. In a result, Facebook’s tech will prevent the image or post from ever being posted or shared.

Davis said in a statement on Wednesday:

“As part of our continued efforts to better detect and remove content that violates our community standards, we’re using image matching technology to prevent non-consensual intimate images from being shared on Facebook. These tools, developed in partnership with global safety experts, are one example of how we’re using new technology to keep people safe and prevent harm. “

Facebook is working with the Australlian’s government-run Office of the eSafety Commissioner to launch the program to prevent  revenge porn. Australia is the first country which is running pilot program to help prevent image-based abuse. Australia’s eSafety Office has collaborated with a global working group established by Facebook. It is to engage governments and businesses in online safety.

Julie Inman Grant, eSafety commissioner, said in a statement:

“We’ve been participating in the global working group to identify new solutions to keep people safe, and we’re proud to partner with Facebook on this important initiative as it aims to empower Australians to stop image-based abuse in its tracks,”

Recently, Twitter has also upgrated its policy on revenge porn. In countries like Australia and the U.S, revenge porn is slowly being criminalised.

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