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Friday, June 09, 2017

Tumblr ordered to disclose users who shared ‘revenge porn’ video

A victim of online “revenge porn” will get her own chance at retribution — going after more than 500 Tumblr viewers who got their kicks watching the non-consensual video.

The first-of-its-kind ruling, handed down by a Manhattan judge Wednesday, ordered the social networking platform to disclose the personal information of the hundreds of people who have shared the sex video — which featured the victim when she was an underage teenager — so she can sue the users over the privacy breach.

“I’m directing Tumblr to disclose to petitioner all the account registration information concerning each individual account that re-blogged the images and videos that are at issue here,” said Manhattan Supreme Court Justice David Cohen.

He gave Tumblr five days to comply.

“It’s good news. Now they can’t hide behind a computer anymore,” said the 27-year-old woman, who believes an angry ex posted the decade-old video.

Experts say the ruling could have far-reaching privacy implications.



Anonymous said...

Wow, this opens the door for many other things social media related.

Anonymous said...

we used to be free