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Meta Starts Cracking Down on Revenge Porn

The ease with which content can be posted on various social media platforms might be a good thing in some situations, but in other contexts it can be harmful to people. This is especially true in the case of revenge porn, which is a term used to describe someone’s intimate content that is shared on social networks without their consent often by a former romantic or sexual partner. This is an unfortunately prevalent phenomenon on internet, and Meta (AKA Facebook) is trying to crack down on it further.

While Meta has been taking steps to remove revenge porn from its sites since 2018, the tech giant has partnered with over 50 global organizations because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making it easier to put processes in place. Victims of revenge porn can now go to StopNCII.org and report this content. The content would then be fingerprinted so that it can be tracked and deleted in all instances.

One thing to note here is that the content itself will not be seen by anyone. Rather, it is the hash code that would be recorded and that is what will be used to locate and delete said content which helps protect the privacy of the victims.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that this is not going to make revenge porn go away entirely. That would require a societal change, one that is unlikely to occur in the near future. However, it would at the very least make it so that victims of revenge porn can get some justice for their plight. Meta is the foremost social media company in the world, and it is essential that it collaborate with as many different organizations as possible in order to keep its users safe.


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