How to Permanently Remove Posts From MyEx.com & Other Revenge Porn Websites

By Aaron Minc | Aaron Minc

Feb 28
Learn how to permanently remove posts from MyEx.com.

It’s upsetting to find an image of oneself posted on any website when you did not post the photo or did not give permission for it to be posted.

When that photo was taken in a private location or provided with the understanding that the image was for “his or her eyes only” and it is then found in the wild, feelings of betrayal and embarrassment are extremely common. When a revealing photo is posted on a revenge site or a site that states or implied that you were unfaithful or engaged in egregious behavior, that embarrassment can transform into sheer horror.

While different people will react to a discovery of this type in different ways, most will be shocked and embarrassed by the postings. Some people may be tempted to pretend that it didn’t happen or they may try to convince themselves that friends, family, and colleagues will not see the images or accusations. Unfortunately, such postings often spread like wildfire in social media networks leading to additional negative consequences.

 

How can you to remove revenge porn posts on MyEx.com?

MyEx.com is a website whose malicious posters can pose a serious threat to the reputation and livelihood of those whom they attack. Besides written attacks, posters on MyEx.com post intimate, personal, and even pornographic photos to seek revenge on an ex and intentionally destroy the ex’s reputation. MyEx.com asks posters to divulge the full name, location, and age of the victim.

Posters may even attach links to the victim’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. These malicious posts are now just a click away for the entire world to see through Google and other Internet search engines. The next employer, friend, or loved one who Googles your name will have this information at his or her disposal to read, re-post, tweet, or otherwise share with

MyEx.com asks posters to divulge the full name, location, and age of the victim. Posters may even attach links to the victim’s Facebook and Twitter accounts. These malicious posts are now just a click away for the entire world to see through Google and other Internet search engines. The next employer, friend, or loved one who Googles your name will have this information at his or her disposal to read, re-post, tweet, or otherwise share with whoever they please.

MYEX.com Does Not Vet or Verify Reports

MYEX.com describes itself as a site that is “driven by user-submitted content.” Furthermore, following this statement the subsequent statement begins a disclaimer stating that the website is not responsible for the content submitted by its users. The website fails to take any preventative measures that would discourage an individual from submitting false and baseless reports. The website does not even ask a user to certify that the information he or she submits is accurate.

In fact, the requirement that submitted information is “accurate and current” only appears on the website approximately 1600 words into MYEX.com’s legalistic Terms of Use policy. While the terms of use must be agreed to before a user submits his or her report, it is unlikely that he or she will wade through pages of legalese to find this provision.

In practice, the website fails to take any preventative measures that would discourage an individual from submitting false and baseless reports. The website does not even ask a user to certify that the information he or she submits is accurate. In fact, the requirement that submitted information is “accurate and current” only appears on the website approximately 1600 words into MYEX.com’s legalistic Terms of Use policy. While the terms of use must be agreed to before a user submits his or her report, it is unlikely that he or she will wade through pages of legalese to find this provision.

In practice, the website fails to take any preventative measures that would discourage an individual from submitting false and baseless reports. The website does not even ask a user to certify that the information he or she submits is accurate. In fact, the requirement that submitted information is “accurate and current” only appears on the website approximately 1600 words into MYEX.com’s legalistic Terms of Use policy. While the terms of use must be agreed to before a user submits his or her report, it is unlikely that he or she will wade through pages of legalese to find this provision.

Furthermore, if they intend to post something defamatory and baseless on this site, it is unlikely that they will be deterred by the policy. The site claims on its contact us page that, ” We do not keep any records of the people who post. No emails, IP addresses, or info.” The failure to collect and retain this information for a reasonable period of time sends a signal that the site does not take accountability for postings seriously. However, it is difficult to reconcile that claim with this statement appearing on their submission page:

Myex.com has a zero-tolerance policy against child pornography. If we become aware of child pornography on our site, that content will be removed and we will report it and its submitter to the appropriate authorities.

If the website does not retain any of this information, how is it possible that they will report the submitter to the authorities? Is it possible that the website’s statements regarding no logging are simply meant to encourage people to post things that they would not if they believed they could be identified?

Other factors which encourage the posting of false and baseless reports intended to embarrass or humiliate include:

  • No account creation requirement
  • No identity verification for posters
  • Ability to associate the victim’s Facebook and Twitter account
  • A link in the top navigation bar for “GF Revenge”
  • A “Get Revenge” tagline prominently featured to the right of the company’s logo

Consequences of Online Defamation

Defamatory statements and postings made online have the potential to wreak havoc on one’s social and professional reputation. People may choose to believe the online postings over your word or the posting may plant a seed of doubt in their mind about your character that can lead to missed opportunities including:

  • Frayed social relationships or loss of friends and confidants
  • Loss of a job
  • Failure to be considered for a promotion
  • Failure to be considered for a new job
  • Difficulties in the character & fitness portion of professional licensing

These are only some of the consequences and damages that defamation can cause. In reality, defamation can affect how others perceive you and everything you do.

Learn how to remove revenge porn posts on MyEx.com.

Laws Against Revenge Porn on Site Like MyEx.com

Some states are starting to pass legislation to deal with the revenge porn phenomenon. For example, in October of last year, California passed a law that criminalizes revenge porn. The law makes it a misdemeanor for individuals to take and then circulate sexually explicit images of another person that were supposed to be private without consent and with the intent to harass or annoy the other person. If convicted, a violation can carry up to a $1,000.00 fine and six months of jail time.

Even though California’s recent law is an important step toward protecting victims of revenge porn and groundbreaking in many respects, many have leveled criticisms of the law because it does not go far enough. For victims and critics, the penalties appear weak. Additionally, the law has been criticized by many because it does not cover “selfies,” only images taken by others. Furthermore, the law does nothing to help remove the images from revenge porn websites, it only serves to punish the person who submitted or posted the content.

Although the website “MyEx.com” currently includes a link on each post to “Remove My Name”, the link appears to go to a third-party “reputation site” that only offers services to suppress information and links off the first page of Google.  The site also requests people send a $399.99 payment to the Philippines of all places. Very shady indeed.

Even if a third party reputation service could get content completely removed from a site like MyEx.com, they cannot guarantee that the person who put content up in the first place won’t just re-post the same content and images. Only an attorney has the ability to confront the perpetrators and seek a court order if necessary to truly put a stop to a revenge porn attack.

Revenge porn is a form of cyber harassment and bullying. It is socially and emotionally damaging to its victims, especially if personal information is attached to the offending material.

Don’t Let Someone’s Personal Vendetta Destroy Your Personal & Professional Life! Make The Abuse Stop by Working With An Internet Defamation Lawyer

 

If MYEX.com or a similar website contains materials that are false, baseless, and defamatory about you, The Reputation Lawyers at Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, LPA can fight to have it removed from the Internet. Our firm GUARANTEES the full removal of your information or you will receive your money back. We work to uncover the identity of malicious Internet posters so that they can be held accountable. To schedule a free and confidential internet defamation removal consultation, call (216) 831-0042 today or contact us online.

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