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Dating Apps Being Weaponised by Criminals

Dating apps are being weaponised by criminals, including alarming rates of revenge porn and sexual extortion, with politicians and police joining forces to stamp it out.
More than three million Australians use dating apps in the hopes of finding love but too often discover something much darker.
eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant warns there are dangers in using the apps, particularly for women and gender-diverse people.
There was a more than 600 per cent increase in image-based abuse, such as revenge porn, during lockdowns.
“Through our own complaints schemes, we have certainly seen this borne out in how dating sites can be weaponised by offenders,” the commissioner told AAP….

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