Marine and Navy Law Now Bans Revenge Porn

by admin on April 21, 2017

The law is in response to a recent revenge porn scandal on a Facebook page

The US Navy has officially banned revenge porn in specific guidelines for all for Marines and Navy personnel.

 BuzzFeed News reported yesterday, “An update was announced Tuesday that bans distributing an “intimate image” without the subject of the photo’s consent. A violation requires there be the intent to humiliate, harass, or threaten that person — or a reckless disregard that they would face humiliation, threats, or harassment.”

The move comes after the discovery of a Facebook page in which thousands of active and retired Marines posted and had access to intimate images and videos of women, some of whom were also marines. Few women were also virtually harassed and threatened as a result of the page.

Rear Admiral Dawn Cutler told BuzzFeed News, “The addition of Article 1168 ‘Nonconsensual distribution or broadcasting of an image’ to Navy Regulations serves to underscore leadership’s commitment to eliminating degrading behaviors that erode trust and weaken the Navy and Marine Corps Team.”

Article 1168 is already in effect and penalties will be decided upon the case at hand and will range from administrative actions to criminal punishment.

Several states in the U.S have laws banning revenge porn along with many countries such as Canada, Israel and the Philippines. However, Thailand criminal law does not include a specific law on the subject.

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