Image copyright Twitter A new social media filter has been launched to prevent users from receiving unsolicited naked pictures.On Friday the plugin – called Safe DM – which blocks and deletes pictures of penises sent via direct message became available to Twitter users.Developer Kelsey Bressler came up with the idea after she received an unwanted…

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A brand unusual social media filter has been launched to forestall users from receiving unsolicited naked pictures.

On Friday the plugin – called Staunch DM – which blocks and deletes pictures of penises sent by technique of insist message grew to grow to be out there to Twitter users.

Developer Kelsey Bressler came up with the foundation after she acquired an unwanted nude image from a man.

Ms Bressler acknowledged social media companies would possibly well presumably additionally fabricate extra to present protection to users from cyberflashing.

Staunch DM is in the early stages of talks to add the filter to one other necessary platform, Ms Bressler told the BBC.

“We would admire to roll this out on other social media platforms and are discussing where to run subsequent.”

To produce the unreal intelligence, Ms Bressler put out a ask in September for the public to send her pictures of penises.

“I am checking out a filter that is under model which will automatically detect dick pics in DMs and take care of them on behalf of the particular person,” she posted on Twitter.

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Over 4,000 pictures were sent in.

The Staunch DM group claims the filter works 99% of the time.

A test by Buzzfeed Knowledge concluded the machine used to be highly merely when it came to blocking off and deleting pictures of penises. But there’s a depart time of several minutes.

Customers who want to make exercise of Staunch DM want to add a plugin to their Twitter story and permit it to rating admission to insist messages.

The machine scans users’ messages for photography of penises. If it detects one it sends a reply to each and each parties permitting them to know the message used to be contaminated and has been deleted.

Ms Bressler acknowledged the AI fantastic appears for the unwanted photography and does now no longer be taught the textual boom of a message.

‘Disrespectful and violating’

Final year, Ms Bressler spoke to the BBC about the boost of the mission.

She acknowledged receiving an unsolicited nude image used to be the “virtual equal of flashing someone in the facet motorway.”

“You are now no longer giving them a possibility to consent, you are forcing the image on them, and that is rarely k.”

A Pew Research Look for from 2017 stumbled on 53% of ladies folks between the ages of 18 and 29 had acquired an unsolicited lewd image.

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