Facebook asking users to send nude pics — for a good reason


The logo of social networking website ‘Facebook’ is displayed on a computer screen in London, 12 December 2007. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

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MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook is asking some of its users to send them their nude pictures. The company is testing a program in Australia that would mark each picture as non-consensual explicit material.

According to Fortune, the program would then prevent another user from uploading the same photo.

Facebook is working with an Australian government agency on the project.

Australia’s e-safety commissioner says revenge porn has been an increasing problem in the country.

Facebook hopes the program will prevent people from releasing nude pictures as revenge.


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