Meta has launched new platform to help protect women in India. These include a new platform to check and limit the sharing of non-consensual intimate images (NCII).
Expanding the women’s safety hub to Hindi and 11 other Indian languages. Meta has also appointed Indian members to its Global Women’s Safety Expert Advisors.
This initiative by Meta will ensure women do not face a language barrier in accessing information Karuna Nain, director (global safety policy) at Meta Platforms.
The Women’s Safety Hub includes specific resources for women leaders, journalists, and survivors of abuse. Additionally, it also contains video-on-demand safety training and allows visitors to register for live safety training.
It will now be available in Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Kannada, and Malayalam.
The company is hopeful that this becomes an industrywide initiative, so that victims can just come to this one central place to get help and support and not have to go to each and every tech platform, one by one to get help and support.
How the Meta’s New Platform will work ?
The platform will let women, who are victims, submit their case to the platform and ensure that it works with participating companies such as Facebook, Linkedin, Bumble, Discord, and others to ensure that such images get removed. Women can create their cases on the platform and keep a track of the status as well.
The tool works by generating a hash from someone’s intimate image(s)/video(s), where a unique hash value is added to an image. Duplicate copies of the image all have the exact same hash value.
StopNCII.org then shares the hash with participating companies so they can help detect and remove the images from being shared online.