What’s the Problem?
Embarrassing photos posted by
- 29% of Facebook users surveyed in a study by Northwestern University reported losing face from embarrassing content posted by friends.
- 10% of teenagers say they’ve been victimized by others posting unflattering pictures of them online without their consent.
- “Revenge porn – A form of sexual assault that involves the distribution of nude/sexually explicit photos and/or videos of an individual without their consent.”– endrevengeporn.org
13% of adults have had private content shared with others without their consent.
1 in 10 former partners have threatened to post sexually explicit photos online.
60% of these threats have been carried out according to a recent McAfee study.
This can lead to:
- Dismissal from work
- Affected job prospects
- Loss of self-esteem
What Can You Do About It?
- Report/remove the tag.
- Ask a friend to remove it.
- Send an email to email@example.com.
- Submit a complaint via the Facebook Intellectual Property Infringement Form.
- Post in the Help community and get advice from other users and Facebook staff.
- Submit a complaint via the Facebook Terms Violation Reporting Form.
- Select “Hide from My Profile” to de-tag.
- Choose “More Options” Button.
- Choose “Remove Me from Photo”.
- Report photo as inappropriate.
- Try to get the content officially removed.
- Remove or bury unwanted search results.
- Create profiles and pages on popular social sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Google+ and Blogger.
- Access https://support.twitter.com/forms/abusiveuser.
- Select the relevant option, i.e. “I am being directly mentioned.”
- Fill out the relevant form and submit a report to Twitter.