How to Remove Revenge Porn from Microsoft

 

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No one should ever have to suffer through “revenge porn.” Revenge porn, which is against the law, occurs when a perpetrator posts nude or pornographic photos of another person on a social media site or platform – without that person’s permission. Usually the intent behind posting non-consensual porn is to embarrass, harm and intimidate the victim. The content is then syndicated to many different sites – making it even harder to locate the material and take it down.

Microsoft, like many giant technology companies with search engines and social media platforms that have hundreds of millions of users, have strict rules guiding the posting and distribution of pornographic images. However, it is usually up to people – victims, third parties, loved ones and friends, to report the content to Microsoft to ensure the content is removed. The Cyber Civil Rights Initiative is working with major social media sites and search engines to help them locate and remove content construed as “revenge porn.”

Here is how you can report non-consensual porn on Microsoft’s Bing platform/search engine:

Bing Search Results:

There are two ways to get nonconsensual pornography removed from Bing search results. In all cases, you can use our nonconsensual pornography takedown form, which asks for information such as the URL that contains the offensive materials, whether or not the images/videos are consensual, and a few other questions.

Additionally, if a website owner has already taken down the content, and the page is still showing in Bing results, you can use Microsoft’s content removal tool to ask Bing to update the view of the web.

More information on how to use the content removal tool for this scenario is below.

Content Removal Tool Instructions

There are two cases where you may use this:

· Page is no longer available, but still shows up in Bing search results.

o Enter the URL in the content URL field

o Select “remove page” as the removal type

· Page has been changed to not contain information about you, but Bing still has an older copy of the page showing up in search results.

o Enter the URL in the content URL field

o Select “remove outdated cache” as the removal type

o Enter the outdated text that is no longer appearing on the current site but still shows up in Bing search

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