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Facebook challenged over revenge porn

An alleged victim of revenge porn has taken a High Court bid to compel Facebook to search its platforms for her naked photos.

The social media giant has already deleted "highly sexualised" images of the Northern Ireland woman said to have been sent to 25 different users.

But her legal team now want an order that those accounts must be checked to see if the pictures were forwarded on.

The woman, who cannot be identified, claims her former partner used Facebook's private messenger service to publish the photos after they broke up.

Although she has ended her action against the ex-boyfriend, she is continuing to sue Facebook for breach of privacy and alleged failures in its system.

She says her independence and dignity were undermined by the publication.

A computer expert enlisted in the case established that the images were sent to 25 accounts, according to lawyers in the case.

Steps have been taken by Facebook to access and remove the photos from those users.

The company has also created an special piece of software which will identify and block the images in any future attempt to upload them.

However, the woman's legal representatives insist that further steps should be taken.

Facebook is resisting any attempt to have it compelled to conduct a search of its entire network of nearly two billion users, contending that it would be too onerous a step.

Following submissions Mr Justice Maguire adjourned the application

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