Meta Announces Digital Initiatives to Keep Women Safe on Social Media in India; Read
Meta (formerly known as Facebook) is launching several women’s online safety initiatives on its platforms. The initiatives revolve around combating the spread of non-consensual intimate images and a dedicated women’s safety center to provide information on tools and other resources to increase safety online. Additionally, Meta has also hired the first Indian members of the Global Women’s Safety Expert Advisors.
Karuna Nain, Director of Global Safety Policy at Meta Platforms Inc, said, “At Meta, creating a safe online experience has been a priority and our commitment and efforts to keep women safe industry leading. As we continue to build and invest to ensure online safety, the launch of these initiatives today is another step towards our commitment. enjoy a social experience that will allow them to learn, engage and grow without any challenge.
Learn more about Meta’s safety initiatives for women’s online safety
First of all, Mera released a new portal which is called StopNCII.org. The portal was advertised by Meta to prevent the dissemination of non-consensual intimate images of NCII. The portal was created in partnership with UK Revenge Porn Helpline and allows users and potential victims to have their intimate images removed so that they cannot be disseminated on the social media platform in India or elsewhere. Meta has also commissioned a paper that highlights measures to address the strong gender imbalance in social media usage in India.
Second, the Women’s Safety Hub was launched in India in Hindi and 11 other Indian vernaculars. The Safety Hub will enable more women in India to access the resources and tools needed to make the best use of social media platforms while staying safe. Meta aspired to help millions of Indian women by breaking the language barrier with 11 Indian languages. Apart from the online portals, Meta has also appointed Bishakha Datta (editor of Point of view) and Jyoti Vadehra (Head of Media and Communications, Center for Social Research) as the first two Indian members of the Global Women’s Safety Expert Advisors.
The Women’s Safety Hub houses all the safety resources women need while browsing the platform. It includes specific resources for women leaders, journalists and survivors of abuse. Additionally, it also contains on-demand video security training and allows visitors to register for live security training hosted in multiple languages. Developed in consultation with various non-profit partners around the world, the Security Hub, in addition to English, will also be available in Hindi, Marathi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Bengali, Odia, Assamese, Kannada and Malayalam.