Revenge porn is a nasty way to harass, embarrass as well as terrify a victim. The term occurs when a perpetrator posts pornographic images or video of another person –without that person’s consent. Once the image is posted, the content is often picked up by hundreds of other sites perpetuating the harm. Some of the immediate fallout could be that third parties may take it upon themselves to harass or blackmail the victim.
Revenge porn is against the law. In addition, many of the major social networks, where revenge porn is often posted, also have rules banning any images or videos of porn or any depiction of sexual activity or nudity. Tumblr is one such mega-social media site that allows users the ability to report any illegal or offending images. According to the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, there are two ways that you can report such content to Tumblr. You can flag the post while being logged in OR report the content via Tumblr’s Privacy Violation Form.
Many of the social networks, including Tumblr, will keep your identity secret when reporting offensive content. However, Tumblr will need to verify your identity and will request your photo ID or a photo of you holding a sign to prove that you’re the one filing the report. “They have implemented strong security measures to keep this material private,” according to Tumblr.
How to remove offensive images while logged in to Tumblr’s Dashboard:
o Click on the ellipses to the left of the re-blog icon.
o Select Flag this Post.
o Select This violates Tumblr’s Community Guidelines.
o Select Someone is at risk of harm.
o Select Privacy violation and answer the remaining questions to give Tumblr all of the information they need to take action.
Reporting ffensive content via Tumblr’s Privacy Violation Form. o Click on Tumblr’s Privacy Violation Form.
o Click Yes (to “Is it your privacy that’s being violated?”).
o Click Private images of me have been posted.
o Provide the information that is requested*.