Facebook Wants Your Nudes To 'Protect' You From Revenge Porn

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Facebook Wants Your Nudes To 'Protect' You From Revenge Porn

This ish just don't add up fam...

Published November 10, 2017

It's a known fact that sometimes, preventative and protective measures can backfire. For instance, how many times have you hid something important to you in a place so special you couldn't find the godd**n thing when you wanted to?

Facebook is using a type of similar backwards logic when it comes to security measures. Except this isn't just any coveted object. We're talking nudes. Facebook wants your nudes. 

It's a lot to take in, but probably allow your initial reaction to guide your ultimate take on this new "security measure" all together. They're trying to make it sound like it makes sense, but it's just not a good idea. We already know what happens when someone spews nonsensical blasphemy in an attempt to sway people. It's how the country was gaslighted into thinking Donald Drumpf would be a viable presidential candidate. Russian interference likely had something to do with it, but still. Same idea. 

The security tactic is currently being rolled out in Austrailia. CNN explains how it works:

If a user suspects that they're the target of revenge porn, they alert the eSafety commission. Next, they can send the image or images to themselves on Facebook Messenger so that Facebook can register and block them from being posted.

The Commissioner's office notifies Facebook (FBTech30) that the images are submitted. Then, a Facebook worker reviews and "hashes" the image, which creates a numerical fingerprint of it that's stored and used to prevent anyone from ever uploading the picture across Facebook, Messenger or Instagram.

"If someone tries to upload the image to our platform, like all photos on Facebook, it is run through a database of these hashes, and if it matches we do not allow it to be posted or shared," the company said in a blog post.

A representative for Facebook also added, "We are not asking random people to submit their nudes. This is a test to provide some option to victims to take back control."

Are you here for Facebook's new "fight leaked nudes by giving us your leaked nudes" strategy?

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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