Email: press risingup. Today during yet another Brexit debate, Extinction Rebellion activists interrupted the House of Commons with an audacious and humourous semi-naked protest during which 12 people stripped semi-nude — to highlight the emergency that we all face. Beginning Monday 15 April, Extinction Rebellion in the UK and around the world are calling for a full-scale International Rebellion : to demand decisive action on the climate and ecological collapse from governments around the world. Six has been taken to a police station while the other six are being held inside Parliament. They were laughing and cheering it on.
Facebook has revamped its community standards , bringing further definition to what it considers to be both acceptable and unacceptable content. Today we are providing more detail and clarity on what is and is not allowed. For example, what exactly do we mean by nudity, or what do we mean by hate speech? Not only that, but cultural differences and the range of ages of its users also mean that content found suitable by some members could be deemed wholly inappropriate by others.
Facebook announced new steps to fight revenge porn on its platforms on Friday, including the option to "provide a photo proactively to Facebook ," so that it does not get shared more widely. The company outlined multi-pronged strategies to deal with non-consensual pornographic content, and flag it before intimate material is reported on Facebook or Instagram, Antigone Davis, Global Head of Safety, wrote in a statement announcing the initiative. Remarkably, the company outlined an "emergency option to provide a photo proactively to Facebook, so it never gets shared on our platforms in the first place," Davis wrote. In the pilot program, a user could send a photo to themselves on messenger, which a Facebook specialist turned into a digital fingerprint. The fingerprint was then stored in a database to check against potential future matches.
The campaign calls for a change in the polices of both social media platforms to allow photographic artistic nudity. NCAC has written an open letter to Facebook, which owns Instagram, asking them to commit to supporting artists, rather than silencing them. NCAC has asked Facebook to convene a group of stakeholders in the arts to develop new guidelines for artistic content.