Help with removing Illicit Images
When I set up this website in 2014 there was nothing in place to help experiencers (victims) tackle the task of removing content from the internet. So, this was something I did myself, now the Revenge Porn helpline has all the tools and can help you remove them.
To contact the Helpline, please visit the support page
Removing Images Yourself
I found this task daunting but way back in 2014 I had no other choice but to try! This task although very distressing and time consuming is ‘a must’ if you ever find yourself in this situation; although I later found that removing content was the least of my ’emotional turmoil’ but that it helped me come to terms with my experience, knowing the illicit content of me had been removed. In fact, I came to terms with the notion that some of my explicit images may never be removed from the internet and may reside in the dark web. That’s an emotional journey in itself I can tell you.
I found this journey very emotional but nevertheless continued on my mission to take control. The last 5 years has seen a huge change in the way you remove your illicit content from Google, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and many other social media platforms.
Removing Content from Google
For advice and guidance on removing your explicit content from google please click this link: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/6302812?hl=en
Removing Content from Twitter
For advice and guidance on removing your explicit content from Twitter click this link: https://help.twitter.com/en/rules-and-policies/intimate-media
Removing Content from Instagram
For advice and guidance on removing your explicit content from Instagram click this link: https://help.instagram.com/1769410010008691?helpref=related
Removing Content from Facebook
For advice and guidance on removing your explicit content from Facebook click this link: https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/567360146613371/?ref=u2u
Removing Content from Youtube
For advice and guidance on removing your explicit content from Youtube click this link: https://www.youtube.com/intl/en-GB/about/policies/#community-guidelines
Removing Content from Snapchat
For advice and guidance on removing your explicit content from Snapchat click this link: https://www.snap.com/en-GB/community-guidelines
Now prepare your mind as each social media platforms process for removal of explicit content differs and can take a while. The important thing to remember is:
- You didn’t give consent for your images to be shared
- You placed trust in a person who has perpetrated and violated you
The links above are helpful tools in helping you navigate your way in finding solace and having control of removing those images/videos you didn’t give consent to sharing. It is for many one of the most important things that helps you to ‘take back control’. It is also most certainly one of the biggest ‘anxiety triggers’ for all experiencers (victims).
Removing a Content from Google Search
This is a different process to those listed above. Many of my explicit images were shared on porn sites – unfortunately this requires a different approach and has been updated over the last 5 years. I had to personally make note of all the URL’s of the porn sites that had my content on and present them individually to Google.
For help and advice on removing your content from Google Search click this link: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6332384?hl=en