Index of fappening
Inspired by the August celebrity cellphone hack.
The website called the photos "deplorable. Reddit has a longstanding policy of allowing users to post pretty much whatever they want -- so long as what they post abides by U. Since the United States does not prohibit online links to stolen material, Reddit says it was not obligated to taking the photos down.
Related: Apple to beef up security measures after nude photo leak. Harvey said that Reddit's staff had a lengthy internal debate about what to do with TheFappening.
Many Reddit employees were morally opposed to keeping the subreddit up, particularly because it was so immensely popular. The subreddit generated million views in the week or so that it hosted the nude celebrity photos, according to " Johnsmcjohn ," the redditor who created TheFappening.
Reddit acknowledged that it hit a new traffic milestone, as a result of TheFappening, adding the company was "ashamed" to share the s publicly.
As a result of the photos' popularity, Reddit said it was being overloaded with so-called DMCA takedown requests, in which copyright holders can demand that certain content be taken off of a website. The celebrities' representatives overwhelmed Reddit's legal team.
The company also noted that some of the photos were of minors, violating Reddit's terms and conditions and U. Related: Welcome to the Age of Hacks. This same practice was occurring with the underage photos, requiring our constant intervention.
It became obvious that we were either going to have to watch these subreddits constantly, or shut them down. We chose the latter.
Still, Reddit called this "an extreme circumstance," and it is unlikely to make changes to its content policies as a result of the incident. Related: Why Jennifer Lawrence's career won't be hurt by nude photos. A quarter billion views and TheFappening subreddit, home to celebrities' hacked nude photos, has been banned. Cybersecurity stocks thrive in scary online world.
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