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Posted: November 09, 2017

Facebook wants users' nude photos to fight 'revenge porn'

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Facebook wants users' nude photos to fight 'revenge porn'
FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017, file photo, a conference worker passes a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif. Facebook Inc. reports earnings Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

By WPXI.com

Facebook is testing out a new system to protect users from "revenge porn."

According to USA Today, the company is asking Australian users to send in nude photos if they are concerned that intimate pictures of themselves may be posted online.

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The user can fill out a form and then send the picture to themselves in Messenger.

Facebook then uses image-matching technology to prevent anyone from sharing it, as the company explained in a blog post in April.

The program will be tested next in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, according to the Times of London.

Read more here.

– The Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this report.


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