Attorney Calls For Legislation To Address Revenge Porn, Cyberbullying

Attorney-at-Law and Child Rights Specialist Ricardo Sandcroft is calling for legislation to address issues such as revenge porn and cyberbullying affecting Jamaican teens. Children’s Advocate Diahann Gordon Harrison on Tuesday said there was a direct correlation between increasing cases of revenge porn among high-school students and the lack of legislation to tackle cyberbullying locally. Speaking Wednesday on Power 106’s Morning Agenda, Mr. Sandcroft said the 11-page Child Pornography Act is not adequate and is ineffective to tackle the issue of revenge porn.  “But when you look at other legislations coming from around the world, they are more effective in the sense that they cover even crimes that tie into whether the child has been solicited, trafficking and all of these things; and even though we have a trafficking legislation, that in itself is still inadequate and ineffective,” he argued.  Source link

Google extends revenge porn delisting policy to address fake content

  Google has always allowed people to request certain content, like a malicious website or copies of your contact information, to be removed from search results. The company already had a policy for removing private images or videos, but now it’s taking fake pornographic content more seriously. Google now has a support page dedicated to removing “involuntary fake pornography,” with instructions that people can follow to report said content. For a request to be accepted, the person reporting the content has to be the person depicted in the fake imagery. The company notes that this process only removes the requested content from Google search results, not from the sites actually hosting it. This updated policy is likely in response to the growing popularity of ‘deepfakes’ - sexual videos and images where someone’s face is substituted for another person’s (usually a celebrity). As the name might suggest, deepfakes are generated using…