Texas has made sending unsolicited nude photos illegal with a new bill that went into effect on Sunday. Teaming up with the dating application Bumble to crack down on offenders who send sexually explicit pictures without the receiver’s consent, the state has criminalized sharing such photos via digital platforms, including apps and messaging services.
State Representative Morgan Meyer formulated House Bill 2789 earlier this year in collaboration with the dating app. The new law went into effect on September 1.
The law forbids “technology enabled sexual harassment,” making sending unwanted explicit imagery a Class C misdemeanor with a penalty of up to $500.
“Many people – especially women – get unwanted sexually explicit pictures by text or social media. It’s disgusting,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott wrote in a Twitter post on August 23, “Now, it’s illegal in Texas.
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