Surge in ‘revenge porn’ monitored in PH

According to a privately-funded helpline, there has been a marked increase in reports of revenge porn, approximately a 22 percent rise from last year. As cases have remained high despite coronavirus restrictions easing, those that run the service fear this is “the new normal.” The Oxford Dictionaries defines revenge porn as revealing or sexually explicit images or videos of a person posted on the Internet, typically by a former sexual partner, without the consent of the subject and in order to cause them distress or embarrassment.

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