Facebook improves protection illegally used confidential photos

Facebook want to its users in future better before the spread of confidential or even intimate photos and videos protect, published without their consent in the social network. Among other things, the company wants to insert photo detection technologies to prevent that reported posts about Facebook, Messenger and Instagram find a larger audience.

 Facebook (image: Facebook) now not only affected but all Facebook members can report posts, where it could be”Revenge pornography”, on Facebook. Specially trained staff of the Community operations team are according to company check the content in question and remove, if they violate the community standards.

which should photo detection technologies, however, prevent any attempts to republish posts already reported and removed. “If anyone tries to share an image that has been reported and deleted, we are him point out that it violated our policy and that we have halted the attempt”, writes Antigone Davis, head of global safety on Facebook, in a blog .

in addition, any account that spread intimate photos without the consent of the people, will immediately blocked, added Davis. “If someone thinks that an image was wrongly removed, we offer an appeals procedure.”

the detection tools have been in cooperation with security experts and organizations such as the Cyber civil rights initiative, the national network to end domestic violence and the British revenge porn helpline developed. Facebook wants to improve it further and make available to the entire industry. Together with its partners, Facebook also offered resources to help those affected.

nude representations are almost completely prohibited on Facebook. This applies, for example, “completely Bared buttocks” and “Images with female breasts”, if they nipples to see. Facebook based on this “Target groups within our global community, which can be sensitive to these types of content under certain circumstances”, especially due to their cultural background or age. To easily apply the guidelines, they are “sometimes wider chamfered as we would like”. DISPLAY

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