Facebook fights ‘revenge porn’

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Social networking sites were created with the sole purpose of connecting people all over the world,sadly this boon are now being used by people to avenge their personal issue.’Revenge porn’ is the most detestable activity carried out on social networking sites.Facebook,one of the social networking giants ,has taken an initiative to fight ‘revenge porn’ on its platform.

“The system, currently being piloted in Australia in partnership with the country’s eSafety Commissioner, allows users to upload nude photos preemptively directly to Facebook Messenger, so the company can create a digital fingerprint of sorts for the file to then prevent it from being uploaded maliciously in the future.”–Extract from “The Verge”

I will try to simplify  and explain its working as much as possible.So here is how it works.You will have to submit  your image or videos which you believe can be used by someone to harass you.Submitting the content is  fairly simple.All you got to do is send the files to yourself on Facebook Messenger.Congratulations ,you completed the  first step  successfully.The next steps in this process are done completely by Facebook.

When the files are uploaded on messenger, the  pictures or the videos will be converted into a numerical representation that Facebook says cannot be read by humans.After the processing of the image to an unreadable format is complete,an email is sent out by Facebook to the individuals concerned asking them to delete the pictures or the videos in their messenger account,thereby completely eliminating any possibilities of misuse.

This  will definitely help  the victims of ‘revenge porn’.Facebook might be questioned to a great extent on this initiative taken by them to curb ‘revenge porn’.I hope everything works as intended and wish Facebook lots of luck for it..

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