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Facebook to Block “Revenge Porn” Postings

Facebook has announced a policy to prevent so-called “revenge porn” videos, the BBC reported.

Facebook and many other social media companies have announced that they will not share private photos and videos on social media without the consent of the parties after the separation.

The private appearance of the ex-girlfriend are uploaded for the purpose of “revenge”.

Laura Higgins, founder of the Revenge Porn Helpline in the UK, said people uses social media to quickly spread the revenge video to amplify the effect.

Facebook said it would block the account as well as the post by judging the appropriateness of the post if people get a report. Image recognition software removes all relevant and shared posts from the platform, Facebook said.

“There are many people in the world who are suffering from private posts that come up after the breakup,” said the head of global safety management at Facebook. “Our aim is to make sure that we do not get the posts in the first place through continuous system development.”

Meanwhile, over 6,000 victims of revenge porn have been reported since 2015, and victims of daily life have been known to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or suicidal thoughts.

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