Facebook’s use of facial-recognition technology has come under much scrutiny, particularly in Europe, but it also helped lead to the arrest of a man in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for possessing images of child abuse. UPDATED: As it turns out, while Facebook did assist law enforcement with the investigation, the social network’s facial-recognition technology was not a part of the process.
Facebook is among the major Internet companies involved in talks with Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, a Los Angeles-based organization started by Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore to combat child sex trafficking, child pornography, and sexual exploitation of children.
The uphill battle that Facebook faces on a daily basis to curb inappropriate content such as child pornography was brought to the forefront again in a report by WND about its continuing presence on the social network.
Tomorrow Facebook will announce a new technology developed by Microsoft called PhotoDNA, which will automatically identify child porn images being shared by users of the site
After federal prosecutors charged him with producing child pornography in a blackmail scheme using Facebook, a 34-year-old Kansas city man now faces child porn charges.
Chicago police charged a 24-year-old man for circulating on Facebook a photo of an underage girl having sex with him. Others who shared the picture may face charges as well.