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Guildford woman who tattoos nipples on cancer patients slams Facebook as AI keeps blocking posts

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Two “frustrated” areola tattoo artists who help breast cancer patients “claim back their life” are now fighting back against social media platforms which remove photos and block their accounts.

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Guildford -based Sophia Wyatt dedicates her time to offering life-changing tattoo treatments to people suffering with hair loss and also offers post-mastectomy areola tattoos.

The 45-year-old is no stranger to campaigning and adversity. She lost both legs after contracting meningitis aged 16 and campaigned tirelessly for the Meningitis Now charity, to produce their life-saving vaccine.

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Sophia has now teamed up with medical tattooist Vicky Martin, founder of the World Medical Artists platform, and the pair are petitioning over the freedom to post pictures of their treatments on Facebook.

The aim of the campaign is for medical tattoo artists and breast cancer survivors to be allowed to freely post images without being blocked, and subsequently “losing their social media account for days on end”.

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For its part, Facebook claims it supports such posts and that its AI mistakes them for inappropriate nudity.

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The duo want to be able to use their images across Facebook and Instagram to show breast cancer patients that they are on hand to help.

On September 1, Sophia, Vicky and fellow members of the World Medical Artists are making a stand by coming together for an event outside the Facebook headquarters in London. Sophia will be donning a “giant inflatable boob” on the day.

Medical tattooist Sophia Wyatt will be donning a 'giant, inflatable boob' outside Facebook's headquarters in London during the protest.

Medical tattooist Sophia Wyatt will be donning a ‘giant, inflatable boob’ outside Facebook’s headquarters in London during the protest.

“We are so tired of fighting social media platforms for our life-changing work to be seen,” said Sophia. “If we post photos of our work to inform people recovering from cancer such treatments are available, our posts are instantly blocked – and sometimes our business social accounts are even banned.

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“We appeal and then are told our work is considered pornographic. Once I posted a photo of a silicone practice sheet and Facebook told me it was advertising a sex toy.”

SurreyLive contacted Facebook for a statement.

A spokesperson said: “We allow posts showing areola tattoos on Facebook, and we applaud the incredible work this community does to support those who have had breast cancer surgery.

Medical tattooists Sophia Wyatt and Vicky Martin want to help cancer patients rebuild their lives with life-changing tattoo treatments.

Medical tattooists Sophia Wyatt and Vicky Martin want to help cancer patients rebuild their lives with life-changing tattoo treatments.

“These tattoos can look incredibly realistic, so our AI technology sometimes removes them by mistake.”

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However, Sophia claims the issue has not yet been resolved and she feels like she is just “going round in circles”. She says Facebook has reinstated accounts after they were suspended but it keeps happening.

‘A platform for all artists to be seen and heard’

Sophia, who also founded charity Kicks Count after the stillbirth of daughter Chloe, spent 20 years working in film and TV makeup before training in permanent treatments.

“With my background and having been ill in the past, I wanted to give something back, I know how it feels to not like what you see in the mirror,” she told SurreyLive.

“Permanent makeup can offer solutions to a variety of clients, from cancer patients and women going through the menopause to those who have experienced trauma.

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“My mum was diagnosed with cancer, so this is something close to my heart. We are simply trying to help rebuild people’s lives.”

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She added: “I hope Facebook will join us on September 1 for a celebration but if they keep ignoring us, it will be a protest. We don’t want any aggression, we just want to raise awareness.”

This will be Vicky’s second campaign for the cause, having first raised awareness a few years ago.

She created the World Medical Artists platform for all artists to be “seen and heard”.

“For so long, I have been hearing breast cancer survivors and artists’ frustrations and concerns with social media platforms blocking and removing posts and accounts,” she said. “The frustration lies with artists being unable to show the world how incredible you can look after breast cancer.”

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Facebook Messenger Is Launching a Split Payments Feature for Users to Quickly Share Expenses

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Meta has announced the arrival of a new Split Payments feature in Facebook Messenger. This feature, as the name suggests, will let you calculate and split expenses with others right from Facebook Messenger. This feature essentially looks to bring an easier method to share the cost of bills and expenses — for example, splitting a dinner bill with friends. Using this new Split Payment feature, Facebook Messenger users will be able to split bills evenly or modify the contribution for each individual, including their own.

The company took to its blog post to announce the new Split Payment feature in Facebook Messenger. 9to5Mac reports that this new bill splitting feature is still in beta and will be exclusive to US users at first. The rollout will begin early next week. As mentioned, it will help users share the cost of bills, expenses, and payments. This feature is especially useful for those who share an apartment and need to split the monthly rent and other expenses with their mates. It could also come handy at a group dinner with many people.

With Split Payments, users can add the number of people the expense needs to be divided with and, by default, the amount entered will be divided in equal parts. A user can also modify each person’s contribution including their own. To use Split Payments, click the Get Started button in a group chat or the Payments Hub in Messenger. Users can modify the contribution in the Split Payments option and send a notification to all the users who need to make payments. After entering a personalised message and confirming your Facebook Pay details, the request will be sent and viewable in the group chat thread.

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Once someone has made the payment, you can mark their transaction as ‘completed’. The Split Payment feature will automatically take into account your share as well and calculate the amount owed accordingly.


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Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com.

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Facebook Owner Meta Launches New Platform, Safety Hub to Protect Women in India

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Meta (formerly Facebook) on Thursday announced a slew of steps to protect woman users on its platform, including the launch of StopNCII.org in India that aims to combat the spread of non-consensual intimate images (NCII).

Meta has also launched the Women’s Safety Hub, which will be available in Hindi and 11 other Indian languages, that will enable more women users in India to access information about tools and resources that can help them make the most of their social media experience, while staying safe online.

This initiative by Meta will ensure women do not face a language barrier in accessing information Karuna Nain, director (global safety policy) at Meta Platforms, told reporters here.

“Safety is an integral part of Meta’s commitment to building and offering a safe online experience across the platforms and over the years the company has introduced several industry leading initiatives to protect users online.

“Furthering our effort to bolster the safety of users, we are bringing in a number of initiatives to ensure online safety of women on our platforms,” she added.

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StopNCII.org is a platform that aims to combat the spread of non-consensual intimate images (NCII).

“It gives victims control. People can come to this platform proactively, hash their intimate videos and images, share their hashes back with the platform and participating companies,” Nain said.

She explained that the platform doesn’t receive any photos and videos, and instead what they get is the hash or unique digital fingerprint/unique identifier that tells the company that this is a known piece of content that is violating. “We can proactively keep a lookout for that content on our platforms and once it”s uploaded, our review team check what”s really going on and take appropriate action if it violates our policies,” she added.

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In partnership with UK Revenge Porn Helpline, StopNCII.org builds on Meta’s NCII Pilot, an emergency programme that allows potential victims to proactively hash their intimate images so they can”t be proliferated on its platforms.

The first-of-its-kind platform, has partnered with global organisations to support the victims of NCII. In India, the platform has partnered with organisations such as Social Media Matters, Centre for Social Research, and Red Dot Foundation.

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Nain added that the company is hopeful that this becomes an industrywide initiative, so that victims can just come to this one central place to get help and support and not have to go to each and every tech platform, one by one to get help and support.

Also, Bishakha Datta (executive editor of Point of View) and Jyoti Vadehra from Centre for Social Research are the first Indian members in Meta”s Global Women”s Safety Expert Advisors. The group comprises 12 other non-profit leaders, activists, and academic experts from different parts of the world and consults Meta in the development of new policies, products and programmes to better support women on its apps.

“We are confident that with our ever-growing safety measures, women will be able to enjoy a social experience which will enable them to learn, engage and grow without any challenges.

“India is an important market for us and bringing Bishakha and Jyoti onboard to our Women”s Safety Expert Advisory Group will go a long way in further enhancing our efforts to make our platforms safer for women in India,” Nain said.

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Facebook Adds New Trend Insights in Creator Studio, Which Could Help Shape Your Posting Strategy

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Facebook’s looking to provide more content insight within Creator Studio with the rollout of a new ‘Inspiration Hub’ element, which highlights trending content and hashtags within categories related to your business Page.

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As you can see in these screenshots, posted by social media expert Matt Navarra, when it becomes available to you, you’ll be able to access the new Inspiration Hub from the Home tab in Creator Studio.

At the right side of the screen, you can see the first of the new insights, with trending hashtags and videos from the last 24 hours, posted by Pages similar to yours, displayed above a ‘See more’ prompt.

When you tap through to the new hub, you’ll have a range of additional filters to check out trending content from across Facebook, including Page category, content type, region, and more.

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That could be hugely valuable in learning what Facebook users are responding to, and what people within your target market are engaging with in the app.

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The Hub also includes insights into trending hashtags, within your chosen timeframe, which may further assist in tapping into trending discussions.

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How valuable hashtags are on Facebook is still up for debate, but you’ll also note that you can filter the displayed results by platform, so you can additionally display Instagram hashtag trends as well, which could be very valuable in maximizing your reach.

Much of this type of info has been available within CrowdTangle, Facebook’s analytics platform for journalists, for some time, but not everyone can access CrowdTangle data, which could make this an even more valuable proposition for many marketers.

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Of course, overall performance really relates to your own creative, and thinking through the action that you want your audience to take when reading your posts. But in terms of detecting new content trends, including hashtag usage, caption length, videos versus image posts, and more, there’s a lot that could be gleaned from these tools and filters.

It’s a significant analytics addition – we’ve asked Facebook for more info on the rollout of the new option, and whether it’s already beyond test mode, etc. We’ll update this post if/when we hear back.

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