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Harassment and abuse on social media freaking suck. What also sometimes sucks: various platforms' inability or reluctance to effectively deal with it. But sometimes you've got to focus on what you can control and let go of the rest, which in this case means reporting harassment.

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“Revenge porn”. It’s when a partner or ex-partner posts nude or intimate pictures or videos online to cause humiliation, intimidation or embarrassment. Australia has strict laws prohibiting the creation of pornographic material without the participant's knowledge or consent - but what if they knew they were being recorded? As it turns out, in the absence of better laws, perpetrators are largely getting away with it.

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In a lengthy post in the official hub for site announcements, the CEO of Reddit, Steve Huffman, has apologised for comprising users' trust in the site by "attempting to troll the trolls" and added that the site will be "taking a more aggressive stance against toxic users and poorly behaving communities". If you're a Reddit user, here's what you need to know.