It may be the end of the world as we know it: Reddit announced some pretty significant changes to its policy regarding nude photos. Let’s rewind to this past summer when the utterly gross The Fappening happened and a bunch of female celebs like Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead—and some male (for all you meninists)—got their nudes leaked and posted to Reddit. The site refused to take down the images, until one week later, once it had raked in big bucks, citing the right to free speech and claiming the photos weren't an invasion of privacy. Mind you, as many so cleverly pointed out, the same men people that argued the Fappening wasn’t an invasion of privacy, because the victims were famous, were the same people moaning and groaning about the NSA invading their privacy, but we digress. With Reddit’s new and improved privacy policy, incidents like this one, or on a smaller scale, like revenge porn, won’t happen again.  

The “involuntary pornography” section of the new privacy policy, effective March 10, states: 

“Reddit is committed to your privacy. If you believe that someone has submitted, without your permission, to reddit a link to a photograph, video, or digital image of you in a state of nudity or engaged in any act of sexual conduct, please contact us (contact@reddit.com), and we will expedite its removal as quickly as possible. reddit prohibits the posting of such content without consent.”

Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian, commented on the policy, telling the NYT: “I really want to believe that as we enter the next 10 years of Reddit life, essentially the most trafficked media site on the Internet, the opportunity here to set a standard for respecting the privacy of our users." 

So you've been warned. Don't end up like Hunter Moore. 

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[via Vulture]