Facebook wants you to send nudes — for your own protection, of course.

The social media platform is testing an anti-revenge porn initiative in Australia which entails users uploading their own nude images and videos via the Messenger app so Facebook can digitally "hash" the media and protect such content from being spread without consent.

"Facebook is doing this in partnership with Australian government agency e-Safety in order to try to prevent people from sharing intimate images without consent," reports Tech Crunch. "If someone fears they are at risk of revenge porn, they can contact e-Safety. The organization might then tell them to send a nude photo of themselves to themselves via Messenger. Facebook’s hashing system would then be able to recognize those images in the future without needing to store them on its servers."

According to e-Safety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant, the nude uploads are not being stored; "they’re storing the link and using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies."


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