Is Your Explicit Content Out There?

Overview

Need help removing your nude or sexually-exploitive images or videos taken when you were a child from the internet? You can notify the company where your images are posted yourself and you can make a report to the CyberTipline for help requesting removal of your sexually-exploitive images/videos. 

To report your sexually-exploitive images/videos to the CyberTipline, click here. In your report, you will need to report the image location to NCMEC. To do this, right click on the image and select either “Copy Image Location” or “Copy Image Address.” In the CyberTipline report, make sure to say there are nude or sexually-exploitive images/videos of you online and you want help to get the images removed. 

There are additional ways to assist you in removing your exploitive images taken when you were a child. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) requires companies to provide a way for people to notify them and request the removal of certain online content, including images/videos. Some companies have specific DCMA links where you can submit a report letting them know that sexually-exploitive images/videos taken when you were a child have been posted without your consent and request their removal. Below is a list of common social media sites, along with company information, resources, and tools to help remove your sexually-exploitive images/videos.  

Facebook

 

App Instructions

To report a nude or sexually explicit image or video posted on Facebook:

  • Log into Facebook
  • Find the image or video you want to report in the app
  • Tap on the three dots “•••” in the top right corner of the image
  • Tap “Give feedback or report photo”
  • In the pop-up box, tap “Something Else” then “Non-Consensual Intimate Images” then tap “Send”

Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint about an image or video on Facebook

  • Log into Facebook
  • Click on the image/video you would like to report. Scroll to the bottom of the image/video and click “Options”
  • Select “Give feedback or report photo”
  • In the pop-up box, click “Something Else” then “Non-Consensual Intimate Images” then tap “Send

To report someone threatening to post exploitative images or videos:

  • Access https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/567360146613371
  • Complete the report form by selecting the most appropriate options
  • Provide as much detail as possible, including a link to the Facebook profile and/or threatening post you’d like to report as well as any other information that may help the service review your complaint.
  • Click “Send”

For complaints about images/videos posted on an individual’s Facebook profile:

  • Log into Facebook
  • Click the “•••” on the bottom right corner of the person’s cover photo which also includes a drop-down menu (next to the “Message” button)
  • Select “Give feedback or report this profile”
  • Select the most appropriate response (i.e. “Posting Inappropriate Things”) and Click “Send”
  • Facebook Copyright Infringement (DMCA): 
  • Access https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/1409697672616547
  • Select “I found content which I believe violates my copyright”
  • Read the information provided by Facebook and select “Continue with my copyright report”
  • If you wish to move forward, fill out the information requested of you by Facebook

Google

App/ Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint about images or videos from Google Image Results:

Images that appear on Google image results are actually hosted by a different company. In order to remove your intimate image or video that has been shared without your consent and is appearing in Google search results:

Determine where the image is displayed:

  • Find the image on Google Image Results
  • The hosting website will be listed under the image in small text
  •  Please see “Other Sites” for information on how to contact the provider to request the removal of your image/video

Submit a request to Google to remove the content

To make a complaint about cached content on Google:

Once an image/video has been removed from a website, the content may continue to appear in Google search results. This happens because Google takes a snapshot of each page and caches (stores) that version. It may take some time for Google to revisit the webpage to update its cache which is why your image/video may continue to show up in Google results even though it’s been removed from the website.

Submit a request to Google to have a cached page removed:

Other Google Products

To make a complaint about images or videos on other Google products (Google+, Youtube, etc.):

 

YouTube

App Instructions

To make a complaint about a video
• Log into YouTube
• Find the video you want to report in the app
• Tap on the “•••” in the upper right corner of the video
• Tap “Report”
• Select the reason you are reporting the video (i.e. Sexual Content)
• Tap “Report”
 

Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint about a video

  •  Log into YouTube
  • Find the video you want to report
  • Click on the “•••” located to the right below the video
  • Click “Report”
  • Select the most appropriate issue from the options provided (i.e. Sexual Content)
  • Select the most appropriate category from the list provided (i.e. Content involving minors)
  •  Enter the specific time for where the content you are reporting is located within the video (e.g., if the content you’re concerned about appears at 15 minutes and 30 seconds, enter 15:30). If you are concerned about the entire video, enter the length of the video.
  •  In the text box, provide the information outlined in the three points above.
  • Click “Submit”
     

A YouTube privacy complaint may also be submitted when:

  • Your image is shown
  • Full legal name is shown
  • Your voice is being broadcasted
  • Your child is shown
     

To make a complaint a privacy complaint:

  • Access https://support.google.com/youtube/contact/privacy2/
  • Enter your contact information and select the most appropriate responses. Please note, the uploader of the content will receive the complaint from YouTube; your name and/or contact information will not be provided to the uploader without your consent.
     

YouTube Copyright Infringement (DMCA):

Access https://www.youtube.com/copyright_complaint_form and provide the requested information

Imgur

App Instructions

To make a complaint about an image on Imgur:

  • Tap the “•••” on the top right corner of the post
  • Tap “Report”
  • Tap “Report” again

To make a complaint on your intimate images on Imgur:

  • Tap the gear icon in the top right corner
  • Tap “Help and Support”
  • Tap “Removal Request”
  • Provide the Full Image or Album URL and a detailed reason why the images should be removed (i.e. nude or sexually explicit photo or video of you as a child that has been shared without your consent)
  • Tap “Submit”

Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint about an image on Imgur:

  • Access http://imgur.com/removalrequest
  • Provide the Full Image or Album URL and a detailed reason why the images should be removed (i.e. nude or sexually explicit photo or video of you as a child that has been shared without your consent)
  • Click “Submit”
  • You can also report a post by clicking the “•••” on the bottom right corner of the post and following the report options listed above.

Imgur Copyright Infringement (DMCA):

Instagram

App Instructions

To make a complaint about an image or video on Instagram:

  • Log into Instagram
  • Find the image or video you want to report in the app
  • Tap on the three dots “•••” in the top right corner of the image
  • Tap “Report” then tap “It’s inappropriate”
  • Tap “Harassment or bullying” then Next
  • Tap “Me or someone I know”

To make a complaint regarding a user threatening to post sexual images on Instagram:

  • Access https://help.instagram.com/contact/1681792605481224
  • Complete the form to report images, videos, comments, or profiles on Instagram that are bullying or harassing others by selecting the most appropriate options
  • Click “Send”

Instagram Copyright Infringement (DMCA):

  • Access https://help.instagram.com/contact/552695131608132 for more information.

Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint about an image on Instagram:

To make a complaint regarding a user threatening to post sexual images on Instagram:

  • Access https://help.instagram.com/contact/1681792605481224
  • Complete the form to report images, videos, comments, or profiles on Instagram that are bullying or harassing others by selecting the most appropriate options.
  • Click “Send”.

Instagram Copyright Infringement (DMCA):

  • Access https://help.instagram.com/contact/552695131608132
  • Select “I found content which I believe violates my copyright”
  • Read the information provided by Instagram and select “Continue with my copyright report”
  • If you wish to move forward, fill out the information requested of you by Instagram

Microsoft Products

App/Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint about images or videos on Bing Image Results:

Images that appear on Bing image results are actually hosted by a different company. You can flag an image on Bing as inappropriate by clicking the “••• More” then “Flag as inappropriate”. Select “Child Sexual Abuse” then click Submit.

In order to remove images that appear in Bing image results, determine where the image is displayed:

·         Click the image in the Bing search results to view the full image

·         Click “••• More”

·         The upper left-hand corner will display the website for the image location.

·         Please see “Other Sites” for information on how to contact the provider to request the removal of your image/video.

To make a complaint about cached content on Bing:

If the image/video has already been removed by the host but is still displaying on the Bing Image Results, you may submit a Page Removal Request.

  • Access http://www.bing.com/webmaster/tools/content-removal and sign in with your Microsoft account (formerly known as Windows Live ID)
  • In the Content URL input box, enter the exact URL you found in the Bing web results
  • In the Removal Type drop-down menu select Page Removal
  • Click Submit

When you click submit, Microsoft will run a check whether the page is actually no longer available on the web. If that is the case, Microsoft will submit the request and add it the Submission History table. However, if Microsoft detects that the page is still live on the web they will prompt that you can only submit an outdated cache removal. 

 

Other Microsoft Products

 

To make a complaint about images or videos on other Microsoft products (OneDrive, Xbox Live):

  • Access https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/getsupport?oaspworkflow=start_1.0.0.0&wfname=capsub&productkey=RevengePorn&wa=wsignin1.0&ccsid=636119840033448632
  • Complete the form, including providing your name, a link to the content, and your email address.
  • Select the most appropriate response to listed questions (i.e. “have you ever agreed to the distribution of the photo or video?”).

Microsoft Copyright Infringement (DMCA):

Access https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/concern/dmca and provide the requested information.

Tumblr

App Instructions

To make a complaint about images or videos posted on Tumblr:

  • Tap the “X” in the top right corner of the post
  • Tap “Flag as inappropriate”
  • Select the most appropriate response to what was posted (i.e. “My explicit private images”)

To make a complaint on your intimate images on Tumblr:

  • Tap the person icon on the left side bar then tap your account name
  • Tap the gear icon in the top right corner
  • Tap “General settings”
  • Tap “Report Abuse”
  • Tap “Privacy violation”
  • Select whose privacy is being violated
  • Tap “My explicit private images”
  • Provide the Full Image or Album URL and a detailed reason why the images should be removed (i.e. nude or sexually explicit photo or video of you as a child that has been shared without your consent)
  • Tap “Submit”

To make a complaint regarding a user threatening to post sexual images on Tumblr:

  • Tap the person icon on the left side bar then tap your account name
  • Tap the gear icon in the top right corner
  • Tap “General settings”
  • Tap “I’m being harassed”
  • Select yes if you are the one being harassed
  • Tap “My privacy is being violated (e.g. explicit private photos or personal contact information).”
  • Tap “My explicit private images”.
  • Provide the Full Image or Album URL and a detailed reason why the images should be removed (i.e. nude or sexually explicit photo or video of you as a child that has been shared without your consent)
  • Tap “Submit”

Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint about images or videos posted on Tumblr:

  • Access https://www.tumblr.com/abuse/privacy
  • Select the most appropriate response to what was posted (i.e. “My explicit private images”)
  • Provide the URL of the post containing the image/video, or private information, your name and email address
  • Click “Submit”
  • You can also access https://www.tumblr.com/abuse/minors and click “Harm to Minors” then “Is the content you are reporting suspected child sexual abuse material?” On the last page, provide the URL of the post containing the image/video, or private information, your name and email address

Tumblr Copyright Infringement (DMCA):

Twitter

App Instructions

  • Log into Twitter
  • On the tweet you want to report, tap on the arrow in the top right corner then “Report Tweet”
  • Tap “It’s abusive or harmful”
  • Tap “Includes private information”
  • Select “Other”
  • Select the relevant option depending on who you are reporting on behalf of
  • You can add additional tweets to the same report
  • Tap “Send report to Twitter”
  • You can also report the entire profile by tapping the “•••” on the profile page and following the steps above. 

Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint about images or videos posted on Twitter:

  • You can report using the same steps taken on the app or you can access https://help.twitter.com/forms/private_information
  • Select the most appropriate option regarding how you are involved (i.e. “Me”)
  • Select the type of information being shared (i.e. “An unauthorized photo or video”)
  • Complete the form, including providing a link to the content, the individual’s username, Twitter username, and email address in the appropriate fields
  • Fill out the questionnaire based on information about the reported content
  • In the field marked “Further description of problem”, provide the information outlined below
    • Your age at the time the image/video was taken as well as your current age
    • That you did not post it, did not agree to it being posted and want it removed
  • Tap “Continue” then “Submit”
  • To report multiple tweets, use https://help.twitter.com/forms/moment_reporting

Twitter Copyright Infringement (DMCA):

Access https://help.twitter.com/forms/dmca and provide the requested information.

You can also make a complaint regarding child sexual abuse at https://help.twitter.com/forms/cse. Include the link to the profile and links to any relevant tweets displaying the content. Also include information such as your name, current age, age at the time the image was taken, that you are the person in the image/video, that you did not post it, did not agree to it being posted and want it removed, and if the image was sent to someone else.

Snapchat

App/Desktop Instructions

To make a complaint on a Story or Snap:

  •  Press and hold on the Snap until a flag icon appears in the bottom left corner
  • Tap on the flag to begin a report
  •  Select the appropriate reporting option 
    •  A comment box is available if you’d like to give more information
  • Submit your report
    • Once submitted, you will have the option to block the user

If you don't have a Snapchat account or are unable to report a safety concern in-app, you can report any issue on the Snapchat Support site.

SnapChat Copyright Infringement (DMCA):

  • Access https://support.snapchat.com/en-US/i-need-help?start=5726338866479104 and provide the requested information

Kik

App Instructions

To report a user on Kik:

  • If you have received messages from them:
    • In the chat, tap their profile picture or press and hold the chat bubble
    • Tap “Report User”
    • Tap “This person is being abusive”
    • You can check off/on the option to include the chat history in your report
    • Tap “Report and Block”
  • If you don’t have messages from them:
    • At the top of the chat, tap the “Display Name”
    • Tap the vertical dots icon in the top right corner
    • Tap “Report User”
    • Tap “This person is being abusive”
    • You can check off/on the option to include the chat history in your report
    • Tap “Report and Block”

Kik Copyright Infringement (DMCA):

Access https://www.kik.com/terms-of-service/ and click on “9. Copyright” for more information

Other Sites

To make a complaint on an image/video on a website not listed

Determine where the image is hosted

  • Obtain the image location of the image/video (To obtain an image location: right click on the image and click “copy image address” or “copy image location” depending on your web browser)
  • Paste the image location into a Whois generator such as https://whois.net/
  • Locate the “Registrar Abuse Contact Email” in the Whois result

     

Contact the Provider by emailing the “Registrar Abuse Contact Email”

  • Include your age: it is important to tell them if you are a child/youth. Include your age at the time the image/video was taken as well as your current age.
  • Say that you are the person in the image/video. If you are recognizable in the image/video, include this as well – this may give your report a higher priority
  • Say that you did not post the image/video, did not agree to it being posted and want it removed. They need to know that you object to the continued posting of the image/video.