Thursday July 14, 2016

Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Criminalize ‘Revenge Porn’

For some reason I thought they were already doing this, but I guess not. Maybe I'm thinking about state laws or something but I could have sworn this had been done before.

The "Intimate Privacy Protection Act" is an effort several years in the making to combat the rise in recent years of "revenge porn," images that are shared on the internet in order to extort or humiliate someone. The practice disproportionately affects women. "These acts of bullying have ruined careers, families, and even led to suicide," Representative Jackie Speier, a California Democrat and lead author of the bill, said in a statement.