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Revenge Porn: The Problem and Laws That Could Stop It

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- "Revenge porn" is a disturbing new trend happening online, and there are local victims dealing with the consequences everyday.

Revenge porn is when someone shares private photos of an ex as a way to humiliate that person. They're shared by email or text and sometimes even posted on websites designed specifically to embarrass the victim.

In all but two states, it's perfectly legal to hurt someone in this way.

But New York State hopes to become the third. 

There's currently a bill that would make revenge porn illegal in the Empire State.

2 On Your Side has spoken with several victims, a national advocate, lawmakers, and legal experts.

Watch our reports in this story to see how revenge porn has changed lives, the discussion on whether or not it should be illegal, and look into the constitutional concerns with the proposed new laws.

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