By Janet Portman , Attorney. The victims are overwhelmingly female, and the damage done to their reputations and psyches can be enormous. States are increasingly passing targeted legislation that criminalizes such conduct, including New Jersey , California , Idaho, Utah, and Wisconsin, but many have not done so. In the latter group, victims rely on various related criminal statutes to prosecute the perpetrators.
Facebook has a solution to revenge porn: send them your nudes
How Facebook uses your nudes to combat revenge porn | The Independent
Police on Wednesday arrested a dozen men suspected of distributing nude photos and videos of women on a popular Telegram channel without their knowledge or consent. Later on Wednesday, the Tel Aviv District Court remanded all 12 suspects into police custody until the end of the legal proceedings. According to Hebrew-language media reports, the suspects were active on several Telegram channels that distributed nude photos and videos of Israeli women. It was unclear how they obtained the photos and videos.
Fortunately, lawyers are fighting back. We talk about the taxonomy of predator behavior, how to anticipate their playbook, and turning victims to warriors with New York attorney Carrie Goldberg. Content warning: sexual assault, revenge porn, and online harassment are discussed. If you or someone you love has experienced a violation of your privacy, it's not your fault.
In addition to relying on artificial intelligence and technology, Facebook employs a team of 25 people to combat the sharing of revenge porn on the platform. According to those involved in the process, who spoke to NBC News , the goal is to quickly remove the photos and videos as soon as they are reported, but also to detect the images as soon as they are uploaded, using artificial intelligence. The initiative, which faced backlash when it was first released, allows those who feel they are at risk of revenge porn to submit their photos, which are then converted into digital fingerprints, to ensure that they are identified and removed by AI immediately if they are uploaded. Despite the initial criticism over the tactic, which included fears over who would have access to the photos, Facebook has since expanded the tool to the UK, US, Canada, Pakistan and Taiwan, according to NBC News, with a Facebook spokesperson adding that launches in Europe, the Middle East and Latin America will be available in the coming months.