Facebook today announced that it’s going to use new tools to help people who are victims of revenge porn. Unfortunately, it’s quite common for someone’s intimate images to be floated online particularly by someone they were with at some point in time. States have already started criminalizing revenge porn to put an end to this menace and Facebook is now stepping up to do its part.

The world’s largest social network says that when revenge porn is reported to it, it can now prevent the images from being shared on Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram.

If a user sees an intimate image on Facebook and it appears that the image has been shared without permission, it can now be reported through the “Report” link that appears when you tap on the downward arrow or “…” next to a post.

Specially trained representatives from Facebook’s Community Operations team will review the image and remove it if it violate’s the social network’s Community Standards. In most cases, the account used for sharing intimate images without permission will also be disabled.

An appeals process will be offered if someone believes an image was taken down in error. To thwart further attempts to share the image on Facebook, it’s going to use photo-matching technologies.

If someone tries to share that image again after it has been reported and removed, the user will be alerted that the image violates policies and that their attempt to share it has been blocked.

Filed in Web. Read more about Facebook. Source: newsroom.fb

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