Home » News » To Identify Explicit Publications for Minors, Meta Funds Has a "Take It Down" Tool

To Identify Explicit Publications for Minors, Meta Funds Has a "Take It Down" Tool

(Image Credit Google)

‘Take It Down’ Tool Helps Young People Remove Explicit Online Images. (The Wall Street Journal)

In collaboration with the nonprofit child protection organization National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, Meta announced that the company would be financing a new tool to assist in removing explicit pictures of minors from the internet. A tool that assists minors in removing their own naked, partially naked, or sexually explicit pictures from the internet has been developed in collaboration with NCMEC and Meta. According to a report,  "Take It Down" will be a cost-free service because Meta initially funded the development of this tool. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]Meta's 'Take It Down' Tool Helps Minors Remove Explicit Photos From Web -  Bloomberg Image credit- Bloomberg[/caption] According to Chief Executive Officer and President Michelle DeLaune, this tool is intended for kids in desperate circumstances. "We hope that kids learn about this service and are relieved to know that there are resources available to assist remove the images. NCMEC is ready to assist "she added. Facebook, Instagram, OnlyFans, Pornhub, and Yubo are among the Meta platforms that have agreed to incorporate this new tool. If a user is older than the legal age for such material, they can still use this tool. A report can also be made on behalf of a minor by parents or guardians. Users will send the content to a web-based tool that will turn the images into a digital fingerprint, also known as "hashes," so they must have it on their device. These will be distributed across platforms and sent to NCMEC, where hash-matching technology will be used to identify and flag any efforts to upload the original images. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2560"]Take It Down' is allowing people to remove explicit online images Image credit- Mobilesyrup[/caption] According to the reports, Take It Down hashes the material within the browser, ensuring that it stays on the parent's or child's device. The hash-matching technology will recognize a match when an effort is made to upload the original images, and it will then send the freshly uploaded materials to a content moderator for review. This procedure makes sure that images that aren't deemed explicit or sexual aren't being removed using the tool. Meta added that in order to rapidly block content, the company would ingest fresh hashes several times per day. This tool is an attempt to address the growing issue of sextortion of children. From 2019 to 2021, the number of sextortion complaints doubled, according to NCMEC. According to the reports, teenage males have increasingly been the targets of these crimes. Also read: How to share & customize Apple News in iOS 16, know here Online sharing of intimate and explicit pictures with children is tricked. When they need money, some of them are subjected to blackmail with the threat of having those pictures posted online.

By Prelo Con

Following my passion by reviewing latest tech. Just love it.


In the ever-changing world of technology and retai...


In a bid to capture the attention of users and dri...


Apple is preparing for a game-changing move with i...


Google has been making huge headways in artificial...


Elon Musk's artificial intelligence firm, xAI, is ...


In a digital showdown that has captured the attent...