Facebook Launches Tool to Fight Uploads of Reported Images

Posted at 8:15 PM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 17:43:05-04

(WAAY) - Facebook said it will apply photo-matching to make sure intimate, non-consensual images that are reported once, cannot be uploaded again.

The service spans all Facebook properties, including Messenger and Instagram.

Facebook says if someone tries to share a reported image, the company will inform that the photo violates policy and will not be shared.

The social media giant partnered with the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative to develop this approach.

It's also launched "Not without my consent", a guide to help people through the process.

The initiative also comes months after Facebook lost its bid to stop a lawsuit by a 14-year-old girl whose nude photo appeared on the site.

The teen is suing both Facebook and the man who posted the photo.