In On Your Case, I take a look at the legal challenge of fighting revenge porn, the heinous act of posting someone’s explicit photos without their consent.

The law doesn’t offer a lot of help, but companies that can house these abusive posts can try to discourage the practice.

To that end, Twitter announced new rules that bar users from posting “intimate photos and videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent.” If Twitter learns about those posts, they can hide the content and lock the user out of his or her account.

Mashable reports that Twitter had been under scrutiny for the way it handled reports of abusive or threatening tweets.

 


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