news hardware Cyberbullying: On Instagram, the dick pics are almost over!
A real scourge on social networks, like insults and threats, online exhibitionism is at the center of the concerns of regulatory authorities and protection associations against harassment. To fight against these practices, Instagram has decided to act.
70% of young women have already received an unsolicited penis photo.
If the phenomenon of exhibitionism is as old as the world, it has taken on a scale never seen since the appearance of the Internet and social networks in particular. The image of the old exhibitionist waiting in the forest for the youngsters to pass, to make way for uninhibited perverts from all social strata.
In a study dating back to 2019 and reported by our colleagues on the site
at that moment, yes, 70% of women between the ages of 18 and 54 said they had already received an unsolicited penis photo. of men they knew or not.
Already present through the instant messaging services of social networking applications (Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook, Messenger, etc.), the problem has increased in recent years with dating applications (Tinder, Meetic, Happn, Adopteunmec, etc.), which some use indirectly to achieve their ends.
But the big question, beyond the fact that human nature is sometimes (often?) distorted, is why and how did we get here? What goes through the minds of these men to allow themselves to send a photo of their sex without warning?
Again, a study has tried to answer this question and the motivations of these compulsive exhibitionists are as follows:
- 44% do so to receive the equivalent in return
- 33% to find a partner
- 27% for enthusiasm
- 9% for experiencing a sense of mastery
Instagram aims to protect women by leaking pornographic photos
Currently, Instagram, which is part of the Meta group, like Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp or Meta Quest, is working on a new algorithm, based on artificial intelligence, capable of detecting inappropriate elements of a photo without having access to the photos. on their servers.
The algorithm, if it detects the slightest suspicious thing, can decide to blur the image before offering it to you, it’s up to you to open it or not, with full knowledge of the facts.
If development is still in its infancy, Instagram could only be a start before a more global rollout across all apps in the group.
Beyond the trauma suffered by the victims, this exhibitionism 2.0 is obviously prohibited by law, just like any other form of exhibitionism, and the sending unsolicited photos of cocks is punishable by article 222-32 of the penal code and can lead to one year in prison and a fine of 15,000 euros. This can be aggravated if the recipient is a minor and if he falls into harassment.