Facebook using new technology to find and remove 'revenge porn'

MENLO PARK, Calif. (KGO) -- Facebook is rolling out a new initiative to fight revenge porn on its platform. The Menlo Park based social networking giant made the announcement Friday saying its goal is to support victims and block nude photos before someone else shares them on Facebook and Instagram without their permission.

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Facebook has been working to combat the spread of revenge porn on its site for years. The company's new detection technology includes artificial intelligence. It's designed to stop the spread of non-consensual intimate images including near nude photos and videos, according to Facebook.

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"By using machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can now proactively detect near nude images or videos that are shared without permission on Facebook and Instagram. This means we can find this content before anyone reports it," said Facebook in a blog post.

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Facebook is also launching "Not Without My Consent," a victim-support to help people respond to intimate images shared without permission.
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