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Israel Is the First Country to Outlaw Revenge Porn

On Monday, Israel became the first country to outlaw revenge porn. Time reports that a new amendment to the country’s Sexual Harassment Bill, which passed unanimously in the Knesset, stipulates that distributing sexually explicit content to the Internet without the subject’s free and full consent will be considered sexual harassment, punishable by up to five years in jail. Until now, posting compromising photos of an unwilling subject has been difficult to prosecute: New Jersey and California are the only U.S. states that have criminalized posting non-consensual sexual media online, and similar laws have failed to pass in Florida and Missouri.

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