How to Remove Revenge Porn from Yahoo

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Social media networks allow people to share their photos, videos, thoughts and opinions to hundreds of millions worldwide. While it may seem like “anything goes” in terms of the breadth and depth of topics and images posted, the truth is offensive photos or video that could be construed as pornography is against most social media sites’policies. Yahoo is one such medium that will not tolerate any abuse. “We are committed to providing an enjoyable and harassment-free experience on our network, and as part of that commitment, nonconsensual pornography is not tolerated,” according to Yahoo policies.

One of the most disturbing types of posts is called “revenge porn.” This occurs when the perpetrator posts pornographic images or video of another person without that person’s permission. This can be extremely damaging to the victim as often times the images are syndicated to hundreds or other sites. The perpetrator often means to harm the victim through harassment, blackmail and even embarrassment. Even third parties who see the offending images can pose harm and try to physically harm or blackmail the victim.

Yahoo works in tandem with the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative to spot nonconsensual or revenge porn and does everhing in their power to take down the offensive posts.

If you are a victim of revenge porn or even a third party who comes across the content, here are steps you can take to flag Yahoo and get the offending posts of the social media site. Since Yahoo has many different forums, there are several methods to help report revenge porn.

Flickr

· Visit the Flickr website on your computer.

· At the bottom of the page that contains the photo or video, click Report Abuse.

· Select Intimate content posted without my consent.

· Enter your email address.

· In the “What’s the problem?” field, let us know that you (or another individual) appear in an intimate image or video without your consent. Be specific and add in any additional details that may assist in Yahoo’s investigation.

· Enter the word “flickr” in the security field.

· Click Send.

Groups

· From the content, click on the downward facing arrow

· Click on the Flag icon

· A menu opens, showing your default email address

· In the “Reason” field, provide the following:

o A detailed description of the concern (Note: emphasize that you appear in an intimate image without your consent)

· Any additional information or alternate contact details

· Next to “Report to” select Yahoo

· Click Report

Answers

· Toll your mouse over the content and click on the Flag icon

· Select I think this question violates the Terms of Service

· In “Additional Details” provide the following:

o A detailed description of the concern (Noting you appear in an intimate image without your consent)

o Any additional information or alternate contact details

· Click Report Abuse

Mail

(Note: Yahoo is only able to investigate instances where a Yahoo user appears to be the sending party in the email exchange)

· Mouse over the Settings menu icon

o Then select Contact Us

· Select Abuse and Spam > Received Threats and Harassment > and then Email

· In “Detailed Description of Issue” provide the following:

o A detailed description of the concern (Noting you – or another user — appear in an intimate image without your consent)

o Any additional information or alternate contact details

· In Yahoo ID of person reporting provide the Yahoo email address for the offender

· In Provide the headers of the inappropriate message, copy and paste the *full* headers (Read more on how to identify full headers)

· In Provide the contents of the inappropriate message, paste message details

· Click Create Request

Helpful Yahoo Links: · Get help if someone posts intimate content of you without your permission here.

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