Manitoba to Allow Victims to Sue for ‘Revenge Porn’

Manitoba to Allow Victims to Sue for ‘Revenge Porn’

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WINNIPEG — A new law in Manitoba makes it easier to crack down on those who distribute intimate images shared without consent.

Under the law, victims can sue individuals for damages as a result of being victimized by so-called “revenge porn.”

“Social media and the Internet have made it easier to harass or shame a person with an intimate image,” said Attorney General Gord Mackintosh. “This legislation would provide remedies outside the criminal legal system and would help those who are victimized regain control over their intimate image.”

The province is also establishing a tipline with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to link victims to support resources in helping to have such content removed.

Manitobans of any age who have been a victim of revenge porn or cyberbullying, or who have questions about the resources and supports available, are encouraged to contact the Canadian Centre for Child Protection at cybertip.ca or call 1-866-658-9022.

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