Brisbane Times: Facebook delete group where young men allegedly shared revenge porn

Brisbane Times: Facebook delete group where young men allegedly shared revenge porn . “Facebook is attempting to delete the accounts of young men in charge of a Facebook group where revenge porn was allegedly shared and men talked about being violent to women. The private Facebook group, called ‘Melb guy pals’, had almost 7000 members and was shut down by Facebook on Friday for violating the social media giant’s community standards.”

NBC News: Inside Facebook’s efforts to stop revenge porn before it spreads

NBC News: Inside Facebook’s efforts to stop revenge porn before it spreads. “In interviews with NBC News, members of Facebook’s team tasked with clamping down on revenge porn spoke publicly about their work for the first time. They recounted a number of missteps, including a poorly communicated pilot program inviting people to pre-emptively submit their nude photos to Facebook.”

Ars Technica: Deepfake revenge porn distribution now a crime in Virginia

Ars Technica: Deepfake revenge porn distribution now a crime in Virginia. “The new law amends existing law in the Commonwealth that defines distribution of nudes or sexual imagery without the subject’s consent⁠—often called revenge porn⁠—as a Class 1 misdemeanor. The new bill updated the law by adding a category of ‘falsely created videographic or still image’ to the text.”

The Verge: Facebook promises new AI tool will proactively detect revenge porn

The Verge: Facebook promises new AI tool will proactively detect revenge porn. “Facebook is launching a new AI tool today that it says can proactively detect and flag intimate images and videos of someone posted without their consent. The system will be active on Facebook and Instagram, and, unlike current filters, it can detect ‘near-nude’ content. This content is then flagged and sent to a human moderator for review.”

The Verge: Tumblr is explicitly banning hate speech, posts that celebrate school shootings, and revenge porn

The Verge: Tumblr is explicitly banning hate speech, posts that celebrate school shootings, and revenge porn. “Tumblr is changing its community guidelines to more explicitly ban hate speech, glorifying violence, and revenge porn. The new rules go into effect on September 10th.”

‘You will have victims’ blood all over your hands’: Sexual harassment lawyer accuses Google of killing revenge porn laws (Business Insider)

Business Insider: ‘You will have victims’ blood all over your hands’: Sexual harassment lawyer accuses Google of killing revenge porn laws. “Carrie Goldberg, a lawyer who fights online sexual harassment, has accused Google of making an eleventh-hour intervention to kill new revenge porn laws in the US state of New York. The bill has been in the works in Albany, New York, for five years. It would have made the nonconsensual dissemination of sexually explicit images a misdemeanour punishable by up to a year in jail. It would also have allowed victims to sue web hosts to remove the offending images.”

Ars Technica: Florida frat bros sued over Facebook revenge porn

Ars Technica: Florida frat bros sued over Facebook revenge porn. “Several members of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity at the University of Central Florida, along with that chapter at large, have been sued by a woman who says her former romantic partner published nude photos of her on Facebook without permission.”

TechCrunch: Senators introduce revenge porn bill

TechCrunch: Senators introduce revenge porn bill. “Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Richard Burr (R-NC) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), as well as Rep. Jackie Speier introduced a bill today to address revenge porn. The bill, Ending Nonconsenual Online User Graphic Harassment (ENOUGH) Act of 2017, is designed to address the unwanted sharing of private, explicit images.”

Lauren Weinstein: Facebook’s Staggeringly Stupid and Dangerous Plan to Fight Revenge Porn

Lauren Weinstein: Facebook’s Staggeringly Stupid and Dangerous Plan to Fight Revenge Porn. “I’m old enough to have seen a lot of seriously stupid ideas involving the Internet. But no matter how incredibly asinine, shortsighted, and nonsensical any given concept may be, there’s always room for somebody to come up with something new that drives the needle even further into the red zone of utterly moronic senselessness. And the happy gang over at Facebook has now pushed that poor needle so hard that it’s bent and quivering in total despair.”

TechCrunch: Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn

TechCrunch: Twitter makes another rule change; this time tackling revenge porn. “In the latest of its (likely fruitless) attemptsto govern the seething mob that comprises its user base, Twitter rolled out a change in how it oversees the publication of what it euphemistically referred to as ‘intimate media.’ The latest rule change intends to combat yet another toxic Twitter problem; the prevalence of revenge porn throughout its network.”

Digital Trends: Congress Is Considering A New Bill That Would Outlaw Doxxing And Swatting

Digital Trends: Congress Is Considering A New Bill That Would Outlaw Doxxing And Swatting. “A number of tools of online harassment could well become illegal under federal law if a newly proposed bill in Congress is passed. Called the Online Safety Modernization Act of 2017, it would make revenge porn, swatting, and doxxing illegal at the federal level, in an effort to improve online safety, particularly for women.”

TechCrunch: Facebook addresses revenge porn with tech to prevent people from re-sharing intimate images

TechCrunch: Facebook addresses revenge porn with tech to prevent people from re-sharing intimate images. “Facebook has implemented a new photo-matching technology to ensure people can’t re-share images previously reported and tagged as revenge porn — intimate photos of people shared without their consent. That means if someone tries to share a photo that Facebook has previously taken down, that person will see a pop-up saying the photo violates Facebook’s policies and that Facebook will not allow the person to share that particular photo on Facebook, Messenger or Instagram.”

Social Media Harassment, Revenge Porn Will Become Illegal in Tennesee

The state of Tennessee will see social media harassment and revenge porn become illegal in the new year. “Harassing someone via social media was added to current harassment laws. A violation of those laws is considered a Class A misdemeanor and carries a penalty of up to a year in prison or a fine up to $2,500…. It will also be a Class A misdemeanor if a person shares an image of an intimate part or parts of an identifiable person with the intent to cause emotional distress…”