Marginalised people are at greater risk of being victims of revenge porn, says study

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Australian researchers have put together the first comprehensive look at the scale of “revenge porn,” and they’ve found 1 in 5 people have been victims of image-based abuse.
According to the results of an online survey of 4,274 people aged 16 to 49 by RMIT University and Monash University, common types of abuse were taking sexual or nude images without consent (20 per cent), images distributed on the internet without consent (11 per cent) and threatening to share images (9 per cent).
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The study also noted people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are more likely to be victims (36 per cent) than heterosexual people (21 per cent), and overally, men and women are equally likely to be victims. Read more…More about Cybercrime, Australia, Revenge, Revenge Porn, and Lifestyle

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