by Calvin Frieburger, LifeSiteNews.com
Facebook has raised eyebrows by asking their users to submit nude photos of themselves, ostensibly to test a new security feature to guard against “revenge porn.”
On May 22, Facebook Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis wrote a post on the topic of revenge porn, in which someone publicly shares nude or intimate photos of another person without consent, for the purpose of humiliating him or her. The social media giant already deletes such photos upon request, but Davis said it wanted to be more proactive about the problem.
To that end, she announced Facebook was testing a new tool in which people can choose to preemptively send photos they want to keep from being published to a “secure, one-time upload link.” Then a “specifically trained” member of Facebook’s Community Operations Safety Team will create a digital fingerprint that can be used to automatically block any attempt to upload that picture. The fingerprint, or hash, will enable Facebook to flag the photo without keeping their own copy, which it promises would be deleted within days of submission.
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