The latest media reports about intimate image abuse
The world of intimate image abuse is fastpaced and ever-changing, keep updated on the latest news and blogs to stay informed.
Once a target of revenge porn, this Danish activist is reclaiming her identity
We spoke to Emma Holten about her experience of online abuse, and ways to support victims as revenge porn soars under coronavirus lockdowns
8th June 2020
The most urgent threat of deepfakes isn’t politics. It’s porn.
Kristen Bell first found out there were deepfake porn videos of her online from her husband, the actor Dax Shepard. In the videos, her face has been manipulated onto porn performers’ bodies.
8th June 2020
Revenge porn victims are struggling to get Instagram to remove their images despite a rise in cases over lockdown
Victims of image-based abuse are struggling to get their explicit pictures removed on Instagram, despite a rise in incidents over the lockdown period. In some cases, the reported pictures or accounts are left on the platform for days. The distressed victims of so-called "revenge porn" are being told that due to COVID-19, the company has fewer moderators to review reports and are therefore forced to "prioritize content," according to screenshots seen by Insider. This policy change is in stark contrast to evidence that revenge porn cases have increased steeply.
6th June 2020
What you need to know about safely sending nudes
We weigh in with our thoughts about Metro's most recent article on sharing intimate images
5th June 2020
Lockdown diaries: One small step in the office, one giant spray of antibac
Change is coming and not just to the weather. Whilst we all soak up the last bit of sun and the rain finally comes, we all are going to have to begin readjusting. Whether that is taking your children to school and dealing with the adjustments that will bring, or getting back to work in the office, in this new, uncertain landscape. We know it comes with difficulty and anxiety because we are feeling it too.
4th June 2020
Metropolitan Police officer 'asked revenge porn victim to send him naked photos'
It is extremely disappointing to see how a police officer is abusing his authority to harass a victim of a crime, who has already been incredibly violated.
1st June 2020
‘Sextortion’ scammers target Scots during lockdown
Locked down Scots are being targeted by so-called ‘sextortion’ scammers, police chiefs have warned. Victims are duped into performing sex acts via webcams before blackmailers try to exploit them with the footage. Officers in the Scottish Borders have issued a warning for people to be extra vigilant when online
29th May 2020
Lockdown diaries: Threat level medium spiced.
The government has decreased the alert from "stay home" to "stay alert" and in these times, we are always thankful for the memes - our personal favourite is the Nando's sauce (if you don't know what it is, please Google it)
21st May 2020
Kettering man ruined my life with revenge porn...don't let others do the same
A woman whose jealous former partner shared explicit photos of her after their relationship ended has bravely spoken of the toll 'revenge porn' took on her.
14th May 2020
Revenge porn is on the rise during lockdown
An intimate image abuse helpline received a surge in the number of people seeking advice after the UK government imposed its stay-at-home orders
13th May 2020
NAKED TRUTH Scots women turning to OnlyFans and webcam sex sites for cash during lockdown warned of stalkers and blackmailers
WOMEN in Scotland turning to webcam sex sites and adult subscription sites have warned of dangers including blackmail. Online X-rated platforms have seen a surge in subscriptions since lockdown, with OnlyFans gaining about 150,000 new users every day.
8th May 2020
Scots women warned sex webcamming is not easy way to make money during lockdown
Women turning to sex webcamming to make money during the Covid-19 lockdown have been warned it could leave them at the mercy of stalkers and blackmailers. Online platforms offering the service have seen an explosion in subscriptions, with OnlyFans reporting more than a 75 percent increase in new sign-ups in the last month, gaining about 150,000 new users every 24 hours.
8th May 2020
Threats to publish intimate pictures could become a criminal offence as early as this summer
Revenge porn crime could be extended to threats to publish sexual images under plans by the Law Commission and before Parliament.
6th May 2020
Lockdown diaries: We may be locked down, but we are supporting more people than ever!
Just like many other workers still going strong during this lockdown, we have been busy supporting those who need us. April has been our busiest month, with cases nearly doubling from last year.
5th May 2020
In The Age Of Constant Zoom Calls, Online Abuse Survivors Are Forced To Relive Trauma
For survivors of digital exploitation — crimes such as stalking, harassment, “revenge porn,” and sextortion — this always-online reality brings with it a new layer of anxiety and trauma.
30th April 2020
Your content may be pay to view, but could it also be free to share?
In the land of scams and OnlyFans we can give you a bit of advice and support on what your rights are as a content creator.
30th April 2020