A Revenge Porn Video Worth Sharing

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In 2016, a law came into effect in Malta that made unsolicited sharing of nude material illegal. More often referred to as revenge porn, from the 20 cases brought forward since 2017, just two people have been found guilty. While it’s difficult to delve into the legalities of each case, it could also be that the police force lacks the actual tools to tackle crimes of this nature.

Another way to do it?

Local NGO Victim Support Malta and marketing agency TBWA\ANG got together and came up with the below video. The WhatsApp setting and a female about to undress has an almost chilling familiarity. We’ve been here before. And we’re likely to be here again. But there’s a powerful message beneath the obvious.

This video may have appeared in your WhatsApp groups

Is the video alone going to stop the sharing of sensitive content? No. But what it does is get the conversation going. Although legislation goes some way towards prevention, education is most certainly the better way to go. You shouldn’t refrain from sharing a compromising video because of the potential fine. You don’t share it because it’s morally wrong and potentially damaging to the person in the content.

And if you’re of the opinion that people shouldn’t be sharing nudes in the first place, take a look at this explanation. It’s not about the morality or lack of it, it’s about taking a moment to reflect on how you yourself can help be the change this world so sorely needs.

Victim Support Malta is Malta’s support and information centre for victims of crime. For emotional support, reach out to Victim Support Malta on 2122 8333 or [email protected]

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