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Facebook to Use Photo-Matching to Block Repeat ‘Revenge Porn’

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Facebook Inc. on Wednesday said its adding more tools to make it easier for users to report so-called “Revenge Porn” and to automatically prevent the images from being shared again once they have been banned. Revenge porn refers to the sharing of sexually explicit images…
Facebook Inc. on Wednesday said its adding more tools to make it easier for users to report so-called “ Revenge Porn ” and to automatically prevent the images from being shared again once they have been banned.
Revenge porn refers to the sharing of sexually explicit images on the internet, without the consent of the people depicted in the pictures, in order to extort or humiliate them. The practice disproportionately affects women, who are sometimes targeted by former partners.
Facebook has been sued in the United States and elsewhere by people who said it should have done more to prevent the practice. The company in 2015 made clear that images “shared in revenge” were forbidden, and users have long had the ability to report posts as violating the terms of service.

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