It seems the case of the celebrity nude-photo hack is far from over, as TMZ reports that earlier this weekend a slew of brand-new nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian appeared on Reddit boards. Last month, tons of celebrities were hacked and their NSFW photos appeared online. Gawker reports :. The images are also easily findable on Twitter, where users have been posting them throughout the day. All of the celebrities included in this round of hacking also appeared on the "Master List" of celebrities whose photos had been hacked last month.
Reddit has banned the page where people were posting nude images of celebrities that were hacked this week. The Reddit thread dedicated to publishing the naked images of a number of celebrities stolen during a hack of Apple's iCloud has been banned by moderators. Users trying to access the naked pictures on the subreddit 'The Fappening' are now met with an image of a closed door and police tape with the word "caution". The collection, which consisted of around pictures of high-profile people including Jennifer Lawrence, Kirsten Dunst and Kate Upton, were initially posted on the 4chan image sharing site on 31 August. The page has reportedly received million views in the past week.
Taking down non-consensual nudes
The social news site Reddit has occasionally been the topic of controversy due to the presence of communities on the site known as "subreddits" devoted to explicit or controversial material. This means we are not going to ban distasteful subreddits. We will not ban legal content even if we find it odious or if we personally condemn it. This started discussion in the media about the ethics of anonymity and outing on the Internet. The community, which featured graphic depictions of violence against women , was banned after its moderators were found to be sharing users' personal information online, and collaborating to protect one another from sitewide bans. The subreddit's leaders decided to ban individuals advocating for murder. He also expressed concern that he would be falsely labeled a child pornographer or anti-semite because of some of the subreddits he created. Reddit CEO Yishan Wong defended the content Brutsch contributed to the site as free speech and criticized efforts to ban the Gawker link on the same basis.
The position is funded through an Australian Research Council grant. In a move to protect user privacy and curb revenge porn, social media site Reddit has banned naked photos that are shared on its site without the consent of the subject of the photo. So will this policy change at Reddit stop it from happening again? If you believe that someone has submitted, without your permission, to reddit a link to a photograph, video, or digital image of you in a state of nudity or engaged in any act of sexual conduct, please contact us contact reddit. Reddit hosts links, not images or videos. By the time an unwanted image is discovered, countless other people may have already seen it, saved it, or re-posted it elsewhere on the internet. Putting the onus on the subject of the image to flag it for removal — not the site, its audience or the person posting it — shifts the responsibility to the person potentially being harmed.