How to Remove Revenge Porn from Reddit 

 

redditReddit is a user-generated social media site where news and trends are posted.  Users submit the content and can build chat rooms to discuss the topics and/or images, and can also vote on content on Reddit to see what topics and images are trending.  

“Revenge porn” comes in when someone decides to use the social media site in the wrong way and publish pornographic images of another person – but without that person’s permission.

Revenge porn is also called “involuntary” porn by Reddit.  The social media site allows users to click on the comments below the post and report content that is “inappropriate” such as pornography, nudity, child pornography and otherwise abusive and offensive material.  Whether or not you are the victim on revenge porn or a third party, Reddit is obligated to look at the sites you flag and take them down.

Even if the content is removed from the social media site – the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative encourages everyone to report illegal postings to the local authorities that may be construed as child pornography or revenge porn.

Removing Content from Reddit:

Step one: reporting the post

If you have an account:

  • Click the “comments” link under the post.
  • Click “report” under the title.
  • Type in “Involuntary Pornography” as the report reason.
  • Click “submit”.
  • Send the URL of the comments page to [email protected] with the subject “Involuntary Pornography Report”.

If you don’t have an account:

  • Click the “comments” link under the post.
  • Send the URL of the comments page to [email protected] with the subject “Involuntary Pornography Report”.

Step two: requesting removal from the image hosting site

  • Click the title of the photograph — this should take you to the hosting site.
  • Determine the site that the image was uploaded to.
  • Save the URL to the photo on your clipboard.
  • Find the contact page for page removals, and ask for the photo to be removed from their site.
  • Be sure to include the URL that you copied onto your clipboard in the report before you submit it.
  • Some common image-hosting removal request pages are:

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