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Malek Targets ‘Revenge Porn’

It’s called “revenge porn” and Idaho may be powerless to stop it without a change in state law. “It’s a wave of extortion, humiliation and revenge,” said state Rep. Luke Malek, R-Coeur d’Alene, who introduced legislation today to fix an apparent loophole in Idaho’s anti-voyeurism law. “What people are doing is they’re taking photos that have been shared privately, and they’re posting them on the web, intending to get money out of them, to get revenge, or to flat-out humiliate them.” Malek’s proposal would make “revenge porn” a felony, as Idaho’s anti-video voyeurism law has proven unusable against this latest form of online exploitation. Times have changed since Idaho enacted the video voyeurism law, Malek says, which was aimed at people who surreptitiously filmed people in bathrooms or shot pictures up women’s skirts/Betsy Russell, SR. More here.

Question: Have you ever heard of "revenge porn" before?




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