The state has a woman startup founder to thank for putting the spotlight on so-called cyberflashing.
Whitney Dating Evansville IN expats Herdthe founder of Austin-based Bumblehas for the greater part of a year been on a mission to clean up not just her own online dating platform--Bumble already prohibits nudity, guns, pornography, drugs, and even racy-slash-lame mirror selfies--but also the internet at large.
While about half of all states have some law concerning posting nude images of other people, sometimes known as "revenge porn," and many have specific statutes governing what sort of photographs minors can send, particularly of one another, the sending Sunnyvale CA dating customs unsolicited naked pictures and the like is rarely policed--and it's rampant.
New York City tried last year to introduce a similar bill; it's in committee. It's ridiculous that there is no ability online for things you are not allowed to do in the real world," said Wolfe Herd.
A few months ago, Wolfe Herd hired a lobbyist to help seed San Francisco CA (toronto) online dating idea. On Thursday, Texas Rep. Morgan Meyer, a Republican from Dallas, took up the issue and introduced a bill that would add to the state penal code an offense "of unlawful electronic transmission of sexually explicit visual material.
Texas House Bill would make sending, without express permission, photographs Georgia durden dating sexual acts or intimate parts--even if clothed but highly visible through clothing--subject to being charged with a Class C misdemeanor. As written and if passed, the bill would take effect September 1, Wolfe Herd hired lobbyist Gaylord Hughey after seeing the sorts of bad behavior her company's moderators have to deal with from users, and becoming frustrated with the larger social media companies' failure to "put their users' safety ahead of the bottom line.
Wolfe Herd and other execs at Bumble have met with state and federal officials about policing unsolicited nude photos, and are hoping to take the issue national soon, perhaps by introducing a federal bill if dating Waco women culture goes smoothly in Texas. This is a human issue, and it's affecting our youth especially," Wolfe Herd said.
She noted that as an executive with direct knowledge of how individuals behave free Spokane WA chat rooms her platform--in spite of human and algorithmic moderation and official bans--she felt the need to take more action.
On Bumble, users can find matches for dating, networking, or socializing, and once individuals are connected, they can message each other or send photographs.
And others across the industry certainly aren't taking the action. Top Stories. Top Videos.
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