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Facebook, Instagram ramp up efforts to fight revenge porn, partner with StopNCII.org

Once the non-consenual intimate imagery is flagged, the platform run by a non-profit takes certain steps.

Meta (formerly Facebook) on December 2 announced its support for StopNCII.org, a newly launched platform operated by the UK's Revenge Porn Helpline that aims to curb the sharing of non-consensual intimate images (NCII) on the internet. The sharing of non-consensual intimate images, also known as "revenge porn," is a serious issue around the world because of the devastating effects it has on the victim's life. Although there are no official revenge porn statistics for India, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, India recorded 50,035 cases of cybercrime in 2020, out of which sexual exploitation accounted for 6.6% (3,293 cases).  Furthermore, in a survey conducted by the Cyber and Law Foundation, it was found that 27% of internet users aged 13 to 45 in India have been subjected to such instances of revenge porn. How does StopNCII.org work? Opening a case: When someone is concerned their intimate images or videos have been posted or might be posted online, they can open a case on StopNCII.org. The person opening the case must be: The person who is in the image 18 or older at the time the image was taken Currently over 18 years old (for people who are under 18, there are other resources and organisations that can offer support, Facebook stated) In possession of the image or video Nude, semi-nude, or engaging in a sexual act in the image or video Upload the concerned imagery for hashing: The user is expected to upload the intimate image(s) or video(s) for hashing. For each piece of content,…

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