Microsoft’s “Revenge Porn” Reporting Page Helps Victims Get Photos & Videos Out Of Search Results

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Last month, Google announced it would be making efforts to help eliminate “revenge porn” from appearing in its search results by creating a system where people could report explicit images posted of them without their consent.

Today, Microsoft followed suit and launched a new reporting page where users can submit links to nude and explicit photos and videos they want removed from Bing search results.

While people have been able to report to us in the past, we’ve set up a new reporting Web page, available today, to make it easy for victims to let us know about these particular photos and videos.
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Microsoft’s new “revenge porn” reporting page asks users to submit their name and email address, along with a URL to the offensive content. It also inquires whether or not the user has ever agreed to the content being distributed and if personal information appears with the photo or video.

According to the announcement, the page is currently only available in English, but it will be available in more languages during the coming weeks. The company confirmed that when links are removed from search results they are removed globally.

While links to explicit photos or videos may be removed, Microsoft points out that the content will not be removed from wherever it is being hosted online. Microsoft recommended users visit the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative or Without My Consent for more information on the topic of revenge porn.

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