Yesterday, Facebook announced that it would apply photo-matching software to help stop the spread of “revenge porn” – which is a pervasive crime that occurs across social media channels and the internet (however, we prefer the more accurate term “non-consensual sharing of intimate images”). We are proud to have helped advise Facebook in the development and rollout of these new tools to stop the spread of non-consensual sharing of intimate images on Facebook platforms. Read more about these new tools here.
Since 2009, Safety Net has worked with Facebook to help improve safety considerations and increase survivors’ ability to safely utilize the platform. We believe that survivors have the right to remain connected to their friends and loved ones and that everyone deserves to be safe at home, at work, on the street, and online.
Learn more about staying safe on Facebook:
« Our quick Guide to Staying Safe on Facebook is currently available in English
« Review additional tools and resources for survivors in our toolkit, Technology Safety & Privacy: A Toolkit for Survivors
If you have additional questions about helping survivors stay safe on social media – or any other technology safety questions, please reach out to our Safety Net team: firstname.lastname@example.org.