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Meta turns to AI to protect minors from 'sextortion' on Instagram

By Daxia ROJAS

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This makes absolutely no sense.

Meta said on Thursday it was developing new tools to protect teenage users from "sextortion" scams on its Instagram platform, which has been accused by U.S. politicians of damaging the mental health of youngsters.

Gangs run sextortion scams by persuading people to provide explicit images of themselves and then threatening to release them to the public unless they receive money.

Meta said it was testing an AI-driven "nudity protection" tool that would find and blur images containing nudity that were sent to minors on the app's messaging system.

"This way, the recipient is not exposed to unwanted intimate content and has the choice to see the image or not," Capucine Tuffier, who is in charge of child protection at Meta France, told AFP.

If the problem is that youngsters are being persuaded to send explicit images of themselves (they themselves are sending them out), how does limiting what images they receive do anything at all to protect them from this? The images in question are ones they already have, they're the ones who took them?

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People giving their children phones,is like giving pervert a key to your child kingdom,I was headed to to store,it a guy and woman were arguing over the same thing ,the guy mentioned about some pictures of daughter in a phone,the police showed up ,I do not know how it ended

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Maybe parents could tear themselves away from Netflix for a few moments and advise their children of the dangers of posting such material to complete strangers on the net.

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"This way, the recipient is not exposed to unwanted intimate content and has the choice to see the image or not…

In which case, this does not protect minors since they can still choose to see the inappropriate image.

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