Reddit Restricts Users From Posting Nude Pictures
After advocating free will for users in generating content for almost a decade, Reddit has now banned posting of nude photos and videos of sexual activities. However, it will still permit posting of such adult content if the person involved gives their consent to do so.
While the new policy will surely be liked by the folks who believe in respecting others privacy, it will be abhorred by those who were earning their bread and butter by demeaning others. Many of them were doing an illicit business of trading private pictures of others — a wrongful activity which they would do without permission of the relevant people.
An example of such outlawed traders was Michael Brutsch who formed a sub community “Jailbait.” Community members of Jailbait used to post and trade photos of underage girls.
However, Reddit has assumed a greater responsibility now which is of respecting others privacy. “I really want to believe that as we enter the next 10 years of Reddit life, essentially the most trafficked media site on the Internet, the opportunity here to set a standard for respecting the privacy of our users,” said Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and executive chairman while speaking in an interview.
Following its decision with necessary action, Reddit has removed all those forums or sub-communities which were consecrated for trade of nude photos.
Reddit has also shared method for getting the unwanted pictured removed from its platforms. Anyone who wants to get a photo removed “would need to contact Reddit at firstname.lastname@example.org and alert us to the image with a link,” told Reddit’s head of community, Jessica Moreno.
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