MENLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook is asking some users to send them their nude pictures. Now hold on – you might be like “wait, what?”
But there’s a reason. The company is testing a program in Australia that would mark each picture as non-consensual explicit material. According to WGN9, the goal is to prevent users from uploading the same photo.
Facebook is working with an Australian government agency on the project. Australia’s e-safety commissioner said revenge porn has been an increasing problem in the country.
Facebook hopes the program will prevent people from releasing nude pictures as revenge.