Women’s nudes being shared without consent on Telegram
- A BBC Investigation has found that women’s intimate pictures are being shared without their consent to harass, shame and blackmail them on the Telegram app.
- Over 18 channels and 24 groups were investigated with nearly 2 million subscribers.
- Pictures of ex-partners, colleagues and fellow students were shared, some with personal details like addresses and phone numbers.
- You can read the full story through the BBC.
UK Home Office demands Big Tech block ‘legal but harmful’ posts
- The UK Home Office is pushing for new powers requiring internet companies to monitor for “legal but harmful” user content as part of the upcoming Online Safety Bill.
- Home secretary Priti Patel and culture secretary Nadine Dorries wrote a letter outlining new proposals arguing that new measures are needed to protect children online.
- This follows the addition of three new offences to the Bill earlier in the month and reports that other offences including cyber-flashing are being considered.
- You can read the full story through the Financial Times.
TikTok launches new Brand Safety Centre
- TikTok has announced the launch of a Brand Safety Centre which will act as a key reference point for its brand safety resources, guides and reports.
- The centre will include links to TikTok’s Transparency Updates, platform rules and information on TikTok’s safety tools.
- TikTok also plans to expand the centre with new definitions and standards for safety including misinformation and ad adjacency.
- You can read the full story through Social Media Today.
Progression of legislation tackling child sexual exploitation welcomed
- The Justice (Sexual Offences and Trafficking Victims) Bill has progressed to the Consideration Stage in the Assembly by minister Naomi Long.
- The legislation will strengthen laws tackling sexual offences against children and improve services for victims of trafficking in Northern Ireland.
- If passed, up–skirting and downblousing will become criminal offences, it will tackle adults masquerading as children online and strengthen revenge pornography laws. You can read the full story through The Belfast Telegraph.