South Africa to checkmate the use and sharing of n*de and P *rn video on Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.
The South African parliament has recently raised an alarm to checkmate n*de pictures and videos with its new bill that seeks to regulate how people use and share n*de and other intimate contents on the Facebook messaging app, WhatsApp.
The laws were said to be part of the Cybercrimes Bill that was passed in Parliament one week ago, on 2 December 2020 and are only awaiting the President’s approval.
That would mean semi n*de or n*de pictures sent willingly by one person to another may also be put to scrutiny as they violate the law.
What the new bill means is that especially for those who are not the creators of the content they send; the forwarding of p*rn and n*des is considered an offence.
It also says that if any person, be it on WhatsApp, Facebook or Twitter, discloses a data message to a single person, group of persons, or the public with the intention to stir damage or violence is guilty of a crime.
This incurs sharing of p*orn videos, and images that do not belong to the individual or rather, that do not have you as the participant in the imagery is a criminal act.
The same is true of misinformation, messages of threat, fake news and, or photoshoped images that seek to cause harm to fellow individuals.