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Frances Ridout speaks to Wired about Facebook trial to tackle online revenge porn

9 November 2017

In a limited trial, Facebook has partnered with Australia’s eSafety Commissioner in a bid to tackle online ‘revenge porn’ abuse. The trial allows people to upload nude images of themselves to Messenger, which can be pre-emptively hashed, reports Wired. Similar trials will soon launch in Canada, the UK and the USA. Frances Ridout, Deputy Director of the Legal Advice Centre at QMUL and an expert on the legality of sharing of intimate images online, says the problem has become “endemic” and welcomes a new technological tool to help tackle it.

 

 

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