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October 30, 2019

Facebook to highlight women’s safety on social media


[ by Legal Era News Network ]

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Facebook is reportedly working on making the social media platforms a safer and welcoming community for women by partnering with domestic violence organizations.Facebook intends to reduce harassment that might be keeping women offline and is said to be developing cutting-edge technology to help prevent abuse of women.

According to Antigone Davis, Facebook's global head of safety, Facebook is also giving user controls – that means things like blocking, being able to hide and delete comments that the users don't want underneath their posts.

In cases where a non-consensual intimate image is shared, the social media giant is reportedly using digital fingerprinting and photo-matching technology to prevent it from being posted again after it is reported.

Facebook has also developed machine-learning and artificial-intelligence techniques to proactively detect nude or near-nude images and videos shared without permission – without anyone having to report them.

According to Facebook, when it expanded its hate speech policy in July, it spoke with women’s rights organizations, safety organizations and even anthropological and cognitive linguists to ensure the policy covered harassment of women across different cultural standards.

Facebook also developed a profile picture guard for women in nations like Egypt, India and Pakistan to prevent access to and sharing of their photos.

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