Reddit Bans 'The Fappening' Pics: Fears Legal Repercussions Form Leaked Celebrity Photos?

September 8, 2014 4:07 AM

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Reddit Bans 'The Fappening' Pics: Fears Legal Repercussions Form Leaked Celebrity Photos?

Reddit has finally responded to the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal that has swept Hollywood. Gossip Cop reports that the content sharing website banned “The Fappening” page, on which users could find links to most of the leaked images. In its place there is now an image of yellow “Caution” tape, with a caption reading, “this subreddit has been banned.” Included is a statement, explaining that while the site was not obligated to remove the photos, they chose to do so out of ethical consideration. Still, one cannot help but wonder, was their decision informed at least partially by all the talk about possible legal repercussions?

Reddit has finally responded to the celebrity nude photo hacking scandal that has swept Hollywood. Gossip Cop reports that the content sharing website banned “The Fappening” page, on which users could find links to most of the leaked images. In its place there is now an image of yellow “Caution” tap...

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