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- The most famous victim
- Every bit of it unwanted attention.
- The (phenomenon) is known as "jailbait",
- named after a portal on the site Reddit,
- and Angie Varona is the most famous victim,
- but far from the only one.
- Jailbait is different from child pornography
- in that it doesn't directly show pornographic images,
- and seemingly not violating any laws, (literal: staying on the legal side of the law)
- but it's a fine line, the intent presumably the same,
- and the methods are mildly speaking uncomfortable.
- Jailbait-ers look around on social sites, especially
- Facebook, and here they find pictures of 13-year-olds,
- photographed on vacation, or of 14-year-olds posing
- suggestively, and steal the images and put them up
- on sites like Jailbait at Reddit. The site has 21 000 members,
- that looks at and exchanges images, writes the news site Jezebel,
- that also asks the question: Why does the owners of Reddit allow
- a site like Jailbait?
- "The price of free speech"
- The question will be asked somewhere surprising - specifically, at the
- Condé Nast magazine chain(?), first and foremost known for publishing
- prestigious magazines like Vanity Fair and the New Yorker.
- However, Condé Nast also owns Reddit, and has no problems with it, says
- Reddit owner Erik Martin to Gawker. "Condé Nast has never complained," he says.
- He's not necessarily happy about hosting a site like Jailbait, but "it's
- the price of free speech," he says.
- Gawker answers: "It's apparently only on Reddit that you can regard publishing
- stolen vacation photos of 13-year-olds as free speech."
- Angie Varona still has to live with the price of free speech.
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