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January 29, 2024

Meta tool to block nude images in teens’ private messages 

  • Meta announces the launch of a new safety tool aimed at blocking children from sending and receiving nude images, including in encrypted chats.
  • The decision comes after criticism from government, police, and children’s charities regarding Meta’s encryption of Messenger chats, which they argue hinders the detection of child abuse material.
  • Meta’s new feature will use machine learning to identify nudity, however, claim this technology cannot be used to identify child abuse due to serious risk of errors.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

X blocks searches for Taylor Swift after explicit AI images of her go viral 

  • X has blocked searches for Taylor Swift after explicit AI-generated images of her went viral.
  • X released a statement stating: “We have a zero-tolerance policy towards such content,” and “Our teams are actively removing all identified images and taking appropriate actions against the accounts responsible for posting them.”
  • In the UK, the sharing of deepfake pornography became illegal as part of the Online Safety Act in 2023.
  • For more, please visit the BBC News website.

X plans to create a content moderation ‘headquarters’ in Austin 

  • X will hire 100 full-time employees for a new trust and safety office in Austin, focusing on child sexual exploitation.
  • The team would be the first proper trust and safety team since Elon Musk bought the platform, formerly known as Twitter.
  • The company’s business operations head reported that the team will help with ither moderation enforcement, such as forbidding hate speech.
  • For more, please visit The Verge website.