Facebook (FB) creates an A.I. tool that can detect revenge porn before it's reported

NASDAQ: FB | Facebook, Inc. - Class A Common Stock News, Ratings, and Charts

FB – The tool saves victims of the unwanted intimate posts the time and trial of getting the posts taken down.

  • The tool saves victims of the unwanted intimate posts the time and trial of getting the posts taken down.
  • The company has recently come under fire for the working conditions of contracted content reviewers, so a successful AI detection tool could be a step in the right direction.
  • Facebook also said it’s expanding a previously announced pilot program that lets Facebook users preemptively upload and flag images that they fear could be posted as revenge porn.

Facebook said Friday it’s launching a new AI tool to detect revenge porn before it’s reported. That saves victims of the unwanted intimate posts the time and trial of getting the posts taken down.

It’s Facebook’s latest attempt to rid the platform of abusive content. The company has recently come under fire for the working conditions of contracted content reviewers who moderate posts on the site, so a successful AI detection tool could be a step in the right direction.

“Finding these images goes beyond detecting nudity on our platforms. By using machine learning and artificial intelligence, we can now proactively detect near nude images or videos that are shared without permission on Facebook and Instagram,” Facebook’s Global Head of Safety Antigone Davis said in a blog post.

The tool is trained to recognize a “nearly nude” photo — a lingerie shot, perhaps — coupled with derogatory or shaming text that would suggest someone uploaded the photo to embarrass or seek revenge on someone else. The flagged post is then sent to a human reviewer for confirmation.

In most cases where the flagged post is found to be in violation of the company’s community standards, Facebook said, it will disable the associated account.

Facebook also said it’s expanding a previously announced pilot program that lets Facebook users preemptively upload and flag images that they fear could be posted as revenge porn. Davis said the company has received positive feedback from the program, but called it an “emergency option.”

The company is launching a support hub for victims of revenge porn, called “Not Without My Consent,” developed with experts and victims organizations.

 


Facebook Inc. shares were trading at $165.34 per share on Friday morning, down $4.83 (-2.84%). Year-to-date, FB has gained 26.13%, versus a 12.51% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.

FB currently has a StockNews.com POWR Rating of B (Buy), and is ranked #9 of 54 stocks in the Internet category.


This article is brought to you courtesy of CNBC.

9 "Must Own" Growth Stocks For 2019

Get Free Updates

Join thousands of investors who get the latest news, insights and top rated picks from StockNews.com!

Top Stories on StockNews.com

NYSE: TWTR | Twitter, Inc. Common Stock News, Ratings, and Charts

Twitter (TWTR): Buy, Hold Sell? Get the POWR Ratings Breakdown

The StockNews POWR Ratings only computes to a C (Neutral), but Steve Reitmeister sees more upside potential for long term investors.
NYSE: DIS | Walt Disney Company (The) Common Stock News, Ratings, and Charts

Disney's (DIS) new live-action film, Aladdin, expected to make $80 million this weekend

The live-action “Aladdin” film starring Will Smith is expected to lead the box office over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
NYSE: SQ | Square, Inc. Class A Common Stock News, Ratings, and Charts

Is Square (SQ) stock a good buy at this price level?

SQ stock now trades for just $65.
NYSE: F | Ford Motor Company Common Stock News, Ratings, and Charts

Is it possible Ford (F) would buy Tesla (TSLA)

Making a deal work would be a challenge.
NASDAQ: CVCO | Cavco Industries, Inc. News, Ratings, and Charts

Best & Worst Performing Stock Industries for May 24, 2019

Led by ticker CVCO, "Homebuilders" was our best performing stock industry of the day, with a 2.60% gain.

Read More Stories


More Facebook, Inc. - Class A Common Stock (FB) News View All

Event/Date Symbol News Detail Start Price End Price Change POWR Rating
Loading, please wait...
View All FB News
Page generated in 0.9542 seconds.