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Figures of revenge porn against women are much higher than against men.

If you're worried your intimate photos will end up on Instagram or Facebook, you can get in contact with the e-Safety Commissioner. They might then tell you to send the images to yourself on Messenger. Yep, you heard that right. Send your own nudes … to yourself. In short, To prevent revenge porn, Facebook will look at user-submitted nude photos.



According to the eSafety Office, if a Facebook user in Australia is concerned about an intimate image spreading online, they fill out a form, then send the image to themselves using Messenger.

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Once Facebook is notified, they use image-matching technology to prevent anyone from sharing it on their platforms.



"This partnership gives Australians a unique opportunity to proactively inoculate themselves from future image-based abuse by coming to our portal and reporting tool," said Julie Inman Grant, Australia's eSafety Commissioner, in a statement.

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These new reporting features are promising, but the truly impressive advancement is a tool Facebook has developed to prevent further sharing of the photo. Photo-matching technologies will detect if someone tries to re-post the image elsewhere, such as on Instagram, and they will be prevented from doing so.



Of course, the fight against revenge porn goes far beyond Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger and requires support on a legislative level. But given the amount of image-sharing that takes place across all three platforms, having the tools to report photos and find support is a must.

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