A BBC investigation has uncovered women’s nude pics shared on the social media app Telegram with out their consent on a substantial scale.
In the break up 2nd Sara located out a nude image of her experienced been leaked and shared on Telegram, her existence transformed. Her Instagram and Facebook profiles experienced been added, and her cellphone range included. Suddenly she was staying contacted by not known adult men inquiring for additional images.
“They produced me sense like I was a prostitute simply because [they believed] I would shared personal images of myself. It meant I experienced no worth as a girl,” she claims.
Telegram has prolonged been preferred with professional-democracy protesters in nations around the world with media censorship. Consumers can write-up without sharing their identify or cell phone amount, and produce general public or non-public groups with up to 200,000 customers, or channels which can broadcast to an unlimited amount of persons.
The corporation declined an interview with the BBC, but in a assertion it stated it does proactively observe public areas and system person stories about content material which violates its terms of services.
Telegram did not ensure if publishing people’s personal images without having consent is authorized on the system, or no matter if they are taken out.
Investigation by the BBC Entire world Assistance Disinformation group.
Producers: Hannah Gelbart, Jack Goodman, Juliana Gragnani, Maria Korenyuk and Lucy Swinnen. Movie Editor: Shayma AlyssiDisinformation Editor: Rebecca Skippage
Voiceover: Hannah Gelbart