Berks Politician Targeting “Revenge Porn”

Will big porno fight back?

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This week, California signed a law criminalizing “revenge porn”–aka posting naked or illicit pictures of other people online without their consent, presumably to get back at them for something. New Jersey already has one, and now Berks County state Senator Judy Schwank wants PA to become the third state. Here’s the potential problem, if Schwank, a Democrat, wants to model her legislation on California’s.

That law only penalizes people if they took the photos themselves. But according to one research group, 80% of revenge porn is comprised of photos the victims took themselves–i.e. selfies. So okay, maybe expand the law. But also, maybe, stop taking nude selfies and sending them to people on the internet.

[Newsworks]