Australia Strategizes to Tackle Revenge Porn – Research Snipers

Australia Strategizes to Tackle Revenge Porn

Australia has introduced its very first national online reporting portal for helping the poor sufferers of revenge porn.

Revenge porn or image-based exploitation is the sharing of explicit pictures without the permission of the related person.

The reporting tool is of such nature that its online portal would guide on how to remove such images, also would advise on reporting the exploitation to the concerned authorities and to take some legal action.

According to the eSafety commissioner of Australia, twenty percent of Australians aging between sixteen and forty-nine have experienced this image-based abuse. This data was collected by researchers at RMIT University, Melbourne.

Native women and young girls are most likely to be the sufferers of porn revenge.

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As per the same research findings, it was noted that seventy-six percent of the victims do not take any action and one major reason behind that is they are unaware of the procedure and do not know what to do.

Mitch Fifield the communications minister said in a statement that government is thinking along these lines that it should charge penalties for the wrongdoers and also for all those websites that promote and dispense revenge porn.

There are already laws relating revenge porn prevalent in Australia except for three states and grounds. Previously telecommunication laws and verdicts have been used for suing the perpetrators.

Image-based abuse is an illegal activity in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, Canada, in most states of United States and in Japan.

With growing technology, everything has been made accessible and freely available. Some people are disgusting enough to use technology for abusing others instead of improving themselves and their lifestyles with it. This initiative by Australia is highly commendable and other countries may also do something in this regard to stop and kill revenge porn completely.