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Revenge porn on the rise in the UK

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Twinklestein Sat 05-Apr-14 22:12:59

"Revenge porn, where a person uploads sexually explicit material of their ex-partner onto the internet without their permission, is on the rise in the UK according to charities and leading support groups.

The UK Safer Internet Centre, The National Stalking Helpline and Women's Aid have all said the problem is escalating. Some victims have even reported having their personal details published linking them to explicit pictures online...

Groups are now calling for the UK to enforce similar laws used to ban revenge porn in California, Texas and Utah....

York University student Heather Robertson began her own campaign to end the practice when a fellow student found explicit pictures of her had been uploaded onto Facebook and then onto a revenge porn website, and was unable to get them removed.

"It should be encrypted into an act about privacy online, or in the sexual offenders act of sexual harassment act," she told The Telegraph."

Source: The Independent

Twinklestein Sat 05-Apr-14 22:15:36

I posted this because Heather Robinson has 2,500 signatures in her petition, she needs 100,000 to spark a Parliamentary debate.

I wonder if there's anything that MN can do to publicise this issue.

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