Dick pics: a new Instagram tool to filter out unwanted penis photos coming soon

Dick pics: a new Instagram tool to filter out unwanted penis photos coming soon

On Instagram, sending non-consensual sexual messages is commonplace. (©JB / 76 News)

Many women have already experienced sending unsolicited male photos, more commonly known as dick peaks, in English. On instagram, this practice is a real scourge. But applying the group Target could develop a new tool to combat these objectionable emails using private message filtering.

It was developer Alexandre Paluzzo who identified the first tests. Instagram confirmed the information to American media The Verge.

Blurred images

So the principle would be the following: the artificial intelligence will find out if the photo received by the message contains a sexual figure and hide imagewithout Instagram having access to the photos.

“We’re working closely with experts to make sure these new features protect people’s privacy while giving them control over the messages they receive,” Instagram spokeswoman Liz Fernandez said. The Verge.

A fine of up to 1,500 euros

At this moment, Meta confirms that this possibility to fight against cybernetic flickering – another term for sending obscene images to strangers online without their consent – ​​is only in the process of beingexperimentation. However, the American company should publish more information in the coming weeks.

In France,§ 624-2 of the Criminal Code predicts a fine of 750 euros for someone who has sent a message or photo in violation of decency to a person over the age of 15, without the recipient’s prior request. For persons under the age of 15, the fine can go up to 1500 euros.

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Mainly male practice

However, a few 53% of women Millennials (born between the early 1980s and late 1990s) have already been confronted with sending unsolicited penis photos, according to a survey by the American Institute for Public Opinion Research. Yougov from 2017.

in 2020 Ifop published the results of a survey on photos of feathers and revealed that “4% of French people aged 18 to 69 admit that they have already contributed to the dissemination of videos and photos of a sexual nature without consent, i.e. a proportion that has doubled in half a dozen years (2% in in 2014)”.

And the practice – strongly condemned by law – still remains essentially a male practice among all French people (5% of men, against 1% of women) and among young people under 25 (8% of boys, against 3% of girls).

Ifop

People under the age of 30 are more likely to have adopted the habit, with 35% of them having already sent a picture of themselves with a sexual connotation, compared to 16% of all French people.

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