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Are You a Victim of Online Revenge Porn?

You must have often heard that the reputation of certain celebrities has been damaged due to posting certain sexually explicit photographs or messages on various online forums or social network. Sometimes even false information is also circulated and shared online in order to damage the reputation. Such case not only happens with celebrities, but these days many common people are also becoming victims of such malice.

What is revenge porn?

If any sexually explicit message or picture is shared online without the permission of the affected person in order to malign his or her reputation in the society then it is known as revenge porn.

Due to such revenge porn, not only your reputation in the society is damaged, but it can also ruin your family life. Your friends, family members or lovers may question you about your moral character and many cases it may drive someone to commit suicide too. Revenge porn is considered to be illegal in most of the countries.

What does the law say about it?

Most of the governments are considering strict law against this issue. If someone really wants to upload any sexually explicit photos or information then he must do it by taking written permission from the person. If any consent for publishing or uploading is not taken then such information online will be considered illegal and the person is liable to be prosecuted.

What are the consequences?

The damage caused by such revenge may sometimes be really serious. It will not only damage one’s reputation, but many families can break up due to such negative publicity. Many people will view such posting and due to this reason, it will appear in the first page of search results of most of the search engine. Therefore, the affected person will become famous with people all around due to wrong reasons. Not only people who know the person closely, but also many unknown people will get negative image of the person.

How can you limit the damage?

If anyone is a victim of such malice then you may take any one or more of the following steps.

  • Remove the message or photo, which gives negative picture of yours. If you cannot do it yourself then request the website, who is hosting this message to delete the message immediately.
  • Contact Google so as to make sure that the links of your sexually explicit material do not appear any more.
  • If you know the person who is circulating this negative message, then you must file a case against him so that he does not repeat the same again. Take legal action against them if necessary.

How to prevent such occurrences?

Following few actions may prevent you to become a victim

  • Keep your entire private information password protected.
  • Do not share your private information with anyone.
  • All private setting of social network must be set up properly so that no unwanted                  information can be shared with anyone.
  • You may visit https://www.defamationremovallaw.com/fighting-back-revenge-porn/ to seek the services of an expert in this matter.