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Facebook: Send us your nude photos to prevent revenge porn

Revenge porn is one of the big problems of the Internet today: an intimate photo you sent privately to your partner can, out of spite, end up in front of everybody on social media. Aware of how easy this is, Facebook has developed a system so users’ intimate photos can’t be uploaded to the social network. But it’s weird. Really weird.

To prevent an ex-lover from uploading your naked pictures, Facebook wants you to send them your naked pictures. You read that right.

If this interests you, get in touch with Facebook using a special form, now available in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. Next, Facebook will send you a one-time link for you to upload all those intimate photos that you want to prevent from being uploaded by other people to the social network. From each of these photos, an identifier will be extracted to prevent third parties from distributing your images: the moment they try, FB will block them on Facebook as well as on Messenger and Instagram. Also, you’ll be notified that somebody tried to do this.

Although the idea behind this method could work, the implementation is fairly odd. While Facebook promises that it doesn’t store the info of your photos and absolutely nobody will have access to them, the idea of handing them over requires a significant amount of trust, especially considering Facebook’s recent scandals surrounding the privacy of its users.

Would you trust Facebook to prevent revenge porn?

Source: Facebook Safety

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