A new Safe DM’ plugin has been introduced to filter out unsolicited nude pictures from your DMs before they even reach you.
Developer Kelsey Bressler said sending nudes is the “internet equivalent of flashing someone on the street”, with cyber flashing becoming a growing problem in the tech world.
With regards to this issue, she designed a new app that is meant to delete unwanted nudes sent to one’s direct messages on Twitter. Bressler explained that this idea came to her after receiving an unwanted nude from a man on Twitter.
In September, Bressler solicited pictures to a Twitter page to test it out. There was a 99% success rate with over 4000 being sent in. The app only detects the photo and not the text that goes along with it.
“We would like to roll this out on other social media platforms and are discussing where to go next,” she told BBC.