Sunday, March 30, 2014

Charlotte Laws

Charlotte Laws' fight with the internet's revenge porn king | Culture | The Observer


Hunter Moore acted like he was invincible. He frequently cited the law that protects sites such as Facebook from being responsible for what users post. He taunted his victims. He encouraged his followers to mock them, to email their bosses, their co-workers, their families with links to their photos. What he hadn't counted on was the sheer, bloody-minded persistence of Charlotte Laws.
She spent weeks tracking down victims. She estimates that she has spoken to and helped well over 100 of them, victims of and a host of other sites. And when she'd done that she testified in support of a state anti-revenge porn bill and began work on getting a federal law passed. Kayla, her daughter, is trying to put the experience behind her and move on with her life.
But for Charlotte Laws there's no giving up now. "I'm always thinking about the next thing I can do. The next politician to try. It is very, very important that this is recognised as a criminal offence and that the law is changed."