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, upskirting 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.