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A Facebook robot ‘sees’ all the photos you send privately by Messenger

Facebook has confirmed that scans each and every one of the photographs and web links that Messenger users send through…

A Facebook robot'sees' all the photos you send privately by Messenger

Facebook has confirmed that scans each and every one of the photographs and web links that Messenger users send through the platform . This has been confirmed by the company itself through an interview offered to Bloomberg , after the scandal related to the theft of data by Cambridge Analytica – that has finally affected more people than we thought -.

At first, Mark Zuckerberg had already given indications about the methods used by Facebook to prevent messages that violate the rules of the platform from spreading. However, it has not been until today when it has been confirmed that the social network has automated systems, in charge of Analyze the content that users send in Facebook Messenger private messages.

Facebook analyzes the photos and links you send to your contacts in Messenger

A Facebook robot'sees' all the photos you send privately by Messenger

A Facebook robot'sees' all the photos you send privately by Messenger

According to the company, Facebook has bots responsible for scanning the content of Messenger messages, in the same way that the public content that users publish in their biography is analyzed. The objective of this espionage , is to prevent users from violating Facebook rules.

For example, in Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan them using image matching technology to detect known images of child exploitation, or when you send a link, we analyze it for malware or viruses. Facebook designed these automated tools so that we can quickly stop abusive behavior on our platform.

But that is not all. Since all the content sent must comply with the rules, in case of finding a message that includes content that is not allowed, This can be analyzed manually by the team of employees of community operations .

At this point, q ue Facebook analyze the conversations of Messenger users should surprise a few. However, it never hurts to know that the content we send through the messaging app belonging to Mark Zuckerberg’s company is not completely private. For that there are already other alternative platforms like Telegram or Signal. Even in one’s own Whatsapp your messages will be more secure than in Messenger.

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