StopNCII.org launched in December 2021 using ground-breaking technology to protect adults worldwide from intimate image abuse. Operated by the Revenge Porn Helpline at SWGfL and developed in partnership with Meta, this innovative platform empowers users to tackle non-consensual intimate image abuse effectively.
StopNCII.org gives adults the opportunity to take control of their intimate images before they can be shared online without consent. The platform creates hashes (digital fingerprints) of intimate images directly on a user’s device. StopNCII.org then shares the hash with participating partners so they can detect and, subject to partner policy, block the images from being shared online.
Currently, StopNCII.org is partnered with Facebook and Instagram who will receive hashes and review content to see if it violates their policies around non-consensual intimate images. If the content is seen to be a violation, it will be removed by specialised teams and the hash verified.
Sophie Mortimer, manager of the Revenge Porn Helpline:
StopNCII.org represents a sea-change in the fight against intimate image abuse. At last, we have a technology that puts the power over images back in the hands of their owners and away from those who would use them abusively. We are delighted to be working with Facebook and Instagram and look forward to more platforms joining us so we can help more people more effectively.
Who Can Use StopNCII.org?
The platform is free to use and can be accessed by adults who feel their intimate images may be shared online. To use StopNCII.org, adults must be:
- 18 years old or over in the content
- Nude, semi-nude or engaging in a sexual act in the imagery
- Have the content on your device (that can be laptop, tablet, or mobile)
NGOs and other platforms can also join StopNCII.org by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults who wish to use the platform can also access more details by visiting the StopNCII.org FAQ page.