Facebook has a new tool to combat 'revenge porn'

trending 10/11/2017

Facebook is constantly adding new features, but this one is a little more, uh... interesting than usual.

They're currently trialling a new tool in the US, UK, Canada and Aussie that is designed to combat 'revenge porn'. If you're not quite up with the lingo, that's basically when people take or send private photos when in a relationship that are later uploaded to social media to embarrass, extort, or just plain upset the victim. 

So Facebook want to combat the nastiness by asking you to upload your nudes to their server, and they'll use photo matching recognition technology to stop the same photo from being uploaded to the site again.

Hmm... we don't know about you but that sounds a little dodgy to us.

Andy Wells from Techdaily agrees, saying "It's full of potential disaster. I love that they're trying to get on top of it, but I think if the images didn't exist in the first place, well, there's your solution."

Apparently the images won't be stored, just the link will be by using artificial intelligence and other photo-matching technologies. 

That being said, we're still not sure if we'd be trusting the tool to save us.