F Automated systems of acebook scan photos and links that you send or receive via Messenger, the social media giant cfirmed this week.
The company cfirmed the practice at Bloomberg Thursday, after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg alluded to politics in a separate interview this week. To be clear, Facebook says that Messenger cversatis are still private, but it scans photos and links with the same automated tools that it uses to combat abuse across its platform.
The system is designed to allow Facebook to react more quickly or any other ctent that violates its standards. If it detects abusive ctent or violates company standards, it will be removed or blocked to reach its intended recipient.
"For example, Messenger, when you send a photo, our automated systems scan it with the help of photo matching technology … detect known child exploitati images." , said a Facebook spokespers at Bloomberg . "Or when you send a link, we scan it for malware or malware."