SAN ANTONIO (Texas News Radio) — Austin-based dating app Bumble wants to put an end to men sending unwanted nude photos to women online.
“We have grown accustomed to laughing off, brushing off, making not a big deal when it’s actually incredibly invasive and traumatic for people to receive these images,” stated Alex Williamson, Bumble’s Director of Branding.
The company is working with State Rep. Morgan Meyer to make sending indecent photos online at misdemeanor crime, punishable by a fine of up to $500.
For all online dating site users, the problem has become pervasive.
“One in three women have received an unsolicited nude photo,” Williamson stated.
The company’s officials are addressing the Texas state legislature this week in its hopes to get the conversation started about common decency online.
While Williamson said she hopes the bill becomes law, it may be even more important to her and the company that the topic of nude photos is addressed and made public.
“This is our attempt to create a better internet for future generations,” said Williamson.