Dating app Bumble and video platform TikTok have partnered with StopNCII.org, which works to prevent the sharing of non-consensual intimate images online.
The two new partners join Facebook and Instagram in working with the organisation to remove these images from their platforms. Victims of this crime can create a case with StopNCII.org, who then works with web partners to ensure the content is removed and blocked.
The organisation uses innovative technology to remove intimate images while not receiving the images themselves. Users open a case by sharing the digital fingerprint of the relevant image, not the image itself.
StopNCII.org is a free global platform with over 70 global NGO partners, with 40,000 of these digital fingerprints already created.
“At Bumble Inc., we’re on a mission to help create a world where all relationships are healthy and equitable. Bumble cares deeply about providing people, and particularly women, with the tools they need to feel empowered online. We aim – through our product features, policies, and partnerships to give people more control over their private images”, said Lisa Roman, Vice President of Public Policy at Bumble Inc.
“Our participation in StopNCII.org is another important step in this direction. With more of our lives spent online, non-consensual image abuse is a growing issue that, like other forms of sexual harassment, disproportionately targets and impacts women. We’re proud to be partnering with StopNCII.org to fight against intimate image abuse and ensure that the wider internet is a safer space”, she continued.