Helping Facebook Prevent and Combat Image-Based Abuse

Helping Facebook Prevent and Combat Image-Based Abuse

Monash Criminology’s Dr Asher Flynn has recently returned from an invite-only meeting held at Facebook Headquarters in California, where Dr Flynn presented her ground-breaking, world-first research on image-based abuse to Facebook’s Global Safety and Product Development Teams.

The aim of the meeting was to share evidence-based practice and research to inform Facebook about the prevalence, nature and harms of image-based abuse, and to work together to identify and brainstorm evidence-based tools and strategies that Facebook can implement to deter, prevent and respond to image-based abuse on their platform and its subsidiaries.

The meeting included 20 experts from around the globe who are either researching or working in the area of image-based abuse, and members of the Facebook Global Safety and Product Development Teams. This included representatives from the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, Africa, Palestine, Brazil, Pakistan, South Africa and Taiwan.

The meeting generated a range of ideas and collaborations that will continue to evolve over the next few months and years. Watch this space!

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