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California Senator partners with dating app Bumble to ban sending unwanted nude photos

Chang will introduce the bill in January when state lawmakers return to work
Posted at 11:45 PM, Nov 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-25 03:10:43-05

Senator Ling Ling Chang of California's 29th Senate District is teaming up with dating app Bumble to ban sending unwanted explicit photos.

“I’ve heard the horrific stories of women who have been victimized and digitally harassed. This is absolutely unacceptable. We need to send a message that this culture of online harassment must go," said Chang of the proposed ban.

It is still unclear what the punishment would be for Californians, but if the ban follows Texas, the first-in-the-nation law to fine and criminalize the sending of unsolicited nude photos, it would mean it classified as a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500.

“I think we should treat it the same way we would a flash, its an indecency and it should not be allowed” said Maddy Hwang, a student at Cal Poly.

Chang will introduce the bill in January when state lawmakers return to work.

To learn more about the proposed ban, click here.