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Lawmakers back bill to combat 'revenge porn'

 

November 29, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of bipartisan lawmakers introduced legislation Tuesday to combat online sexual exploitation, just a week after the leak on social media of an explicit photo of a Republican congressman from Texas.

The legislation would create federal criminal liability for "revenge porn," already forbidden in most states but not in federal law.

Last week, a nude photograph of Rep. Joe Barton was leaked on Twitter, prompting a swift apology from the lawmaker. Barton said he had sent intimate material to a lover and she had threatened to make it public when he ended the relationshi...



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