Bakersfield residents not buying new Facebook revenge porn strategy
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) —
Facebook is testing out a new approach to battle revenge porn.
The idea is simple: Send Facebook your nudes, and Facebook will make sure no one else posts those nudes on Facebook.
The social networking site plans to use artificial intelligence to create a digital fingerprint of each photo it receives. If a photo with the same fingerprint is later posted to the site, the system should prevent the post.
Officials at Facebook say the photos aren't being stored anywhere, just the data of each photo.
Even so, those who Eyewitness News asked in Bakersfield all said they aren't buying it.
"I wouldn't try it," said Mary Valenzuela. "I wouldn't believe that's going to work.Because, I mean, it could still get leaked, and that information can still get out there, and your picture will be out there for everyone to see."
"It sounds like their going to use, like, that's just weird, like he's going to look at them then stop them?" said Tiffani Howton. "That's just weird."
Facebook will test the program in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.