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Would You Send Your Nudes to Facebook? Facebook Asks British Users to Submit their Nudes to Fight Against Revenge Porn!

When I initially read the report last year, I thought:

 

But according to another post by a verified Facebook page, it isn’t!


What’s the deal with nudes, you ask? It’s actually for a good cause:

The thing is, Facebook is taking a stand against Revenge Porn by rolling out anti-revenge porn measures in Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. These measures are to protect users from falling victim.

However, it is using a strange approach, according to the post up there, Facebook is asking users to send naked photos of themselves.

The premise is this—if you have an explicit image that you fear could be used for revenge porn, Facebook says users in the country mentioned above can contact them using the Revenge Porn Helpline. The staff there will then get in touch with Facebook and you’ll get sent a link to upload the photo— the idea is to get the photo blocked before it appears online.

So, does this mean the guys at Facebook will get to see the nudes?

Speaking to the BBC, Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis says:

But it would only be seen by “a very small group of about five specially trained reviewers”. The photo will be given a unique digital fingerprint — something called hashing— the codes generated from this hashing will then be stored (not the original photo) on Facebook’s database. So, if anyone tries to upload the same photo, the system will recognize the codes and block the picture before it appears on Facebook, Instagram or Messenger. In other words, they are going to use photo-matching technologies to block people from uploading your explicit pictures,  provided you give them the said picture(s).

Now, my N500 question is:
Would you send your nude(s) to Facebook if you ever find yourself in a situation like revenge porn?
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4 comments on “Would You Send Your Nudes to Facebook? Facebook Asks British Users to Submit their Nudes to Fight Against Revenge Porn!

  1. Fhemi says:

    Can never tell until such happens, but sending to them is for the greater good. Internet is one very big place, one silly mistake can hurt someone years from now.

    P. S. With the recent analytical leaks. I can’t even trust any site with very personal informations.

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, IT WOULDN’T BE ADVISABLE. I WOULDN’T DO IT. NEVER TRUST ANY BODY WITH YOUR VERY PERSONAL DATA. IT CAN BE HACKED, IT CAN BE SOLD, IT CAN BE LEAKED…

  3. Adegbenro says:

    Why take nudes in the first place? It’s a stupid practice which yields absolutely no good whatsoever.

  4. _edu_andy_ says:

    Wow.i don’t even know how to respond to that

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