Instagram and Facebook will train Artificial Intelligence with your photos and posts, here's how to stop it

2024-06-07 10:10:28 / TRENDING ALFA PRESS

Instagram and Facebook will train Artificial Intelligence with your photos and

Social media giant Meta has sparked controversy recently with new policies around user data collection.

Ahead of the launch of new AI tools, the company has informed Instagram and Facebook users that it will soon start 'harvesting' information, including photos and posts, to train its AI systems.

However, it's not just social media users who will be affected. In a move expected to cause tension, Meta is informing people that they could end up having their data processed, even if they don't use its services. But is there a way to exempt yourself from these controversial rules?

There are ways you can try to avoid having your data collected. As required by GDPR, Meta is allowing users to object to the use of their information in this way. To do this, you can fill out a short form on the Instagram website, which asks for the reasons why you want to opt out, along with some personal information such as your place of residence and email.

Meta says it will review objection requests in accordance with relevant data protection laws and honor successful appeals on an ongoing basis. But despite your protests, Meta can still use your data to train its AI in some cases, whether you use its platforms or not. This will affect you if you appear or are mentioned in posts or photos shared by Instagram and Facebook users.