Microsoft Wants To Eliminate Revenge Porn

Posted: Jul 23 2015, 11:36am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

 

Microsoft Wants to Eliminate Revenge Porn
  • Microsoft launches new reporting Web page to eliminate ‘Revenge Porn’!
 

The tech giant has launched a site which puts the victims of Revenge Porn in control of the released content.

Microsoft recently launched a site which will help in eradicating revenge porn off the web. Revenge porn is explicit content posted on the web to take revenge on a person.

The content such as explicit photos and videos is posted without the consent of the person involved and has damaged the personal and professional lives of numerous individuals.

However due to Microsoft’s new initiative report page, revenge porn can now be removed from the web. The new reporting web page launched by Microsoft allows people to report inappropriate content and request for the removal of the content.

Microsoft in turn will remove all the explicit material from all Bing search results and the OneDrive and Xbox Live, after the form has been filled and submitted.

Microsoft Chief Online Safety Officer Jacqueline Beauchere said in a blog post that a lot of work needs to be done to address the issue of revenge porn and Microsoft is taking their first step in trying to give the victims control of the situation. By using the new site revenge porn victims will be able to remove inappropriate content relating to them. 

The form which request the removal of explicit content requires the victim’s name, the URL they want to remove and asks the question whether the content was posted after consent for distribution was given. Other information requested includes documentation and contact details. 

The removal of the explicit content from all Microsoft entities will be carried out globally. The site is available in English as of now but soon it will be available in other languages. However the site does not actually remove the content from the place where it originated it merely stops the distribution by omitting the content from search results. 

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