Facebook, Instagram declares war on revenge porn with tool that stops explicit photos & videos

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Social network wants to prevent people from sharing graphic sexual images of their ex-partners

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, has announced that the platform will unveil tools that will prevent revenge porn from being circulated.

Revenge porn is the circulation of explicit images, videos that were shared between two people in public space as a way of seeking revenge.

In a post on his Facebook page, Zuckerberg said the platform is focused on building a community that keeps people safe.

“We’re focused on building a community that keeps people safe. That means building technology and AI tools to prevent harm.

“Today we’re rolling out new tools to prevent “revenge porn” from being shared on Facebook, Messenger and Instagram.

“Revenge porn is any intimate photo shared without permission. It’s wrong, it’s hurtful, and if you report it to us, we will now use AI and image recognition to prevent it from being shared across all of our platforms.”

In April 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram, a picture sharing platform, for $1 billion.

Zuckerberg founded Facebook alongside four Harvard roommates in 2004.

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