Bipartisan group of lawmakers targets 'revenge porn' online

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is intent on combating online sexual exploitation as allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior continue to stack up against prominent members of Congress.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Kamala Harris, Richard Burr and Amy Klobuchar along with Rep. Jackie Speier, would establish federal criminal liability for people who share private, sexually explicit imagines without permission.

The bill comes amid increasing pressure on lawmakers to take a hard line against and harassment, and less than a week after a nude photograph of Rep. Joe Barton was leaked on social media, prompting an apology from the .

Texas law prohibits posting explicit material of someone without permission.


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