The U. Department of Defense is investigating after a report that people were sharing pictures of naked servicewomen and veterans on a Facebook page for Marines. Hundreds of pictures in total maybe more were shared.
A former Marine and an active-duty Marine came forward Wednesday to say photographs taken of them were secretly posted online without their consent along with nude photos of other servicewomen that have led to threatening replies and a military investigation. It comes as another former Marine who helped found a victims group said the social media postings have been going on for more than a decade but superiors ignored complaints from female service members. Robert Neller, the Marine Corps commandant, has condemned the photo sharing and urged victims to report abuse.
It was a little past ten o'clock, and the weather outside was clear and gusty, typical of winters among the sand pines of coastal North Carolina. The woman—call her Judy—was checking into a new unit. She'd come to CIF to collect her standard issue of combat equipment.
By Abigail Miller For Dailymail. Now the Defense Department is looking into different websites and online outlets through which members of the armed forces have shared nude photographs of women, many taken without their knowledge or permission. The investigation started out with just the Marines, but has spread to all branches of the military.
Military officials are investigating allegations that a number of explicit photos of current and former female service members were shared on social media by members of the Marine Corps. The photos were shared on a private Facebook page called "Marines United," which has nearly 30, followers, according to The War Horse, which first reported on the news and published it through the website Reveal. According to the investigative report, dozens of now-deleted Google Drive folders linked to from the page contained nude photographs of women, their names and their military branches.
The Facebook group Marines United, which has since been taken down, had among its members nearly 30, active duty and retired Marines, who reportedly posted nude and semi-nude photos of their female counterparts, along with their full names and ranks. The scandal took a turn for the worse yesterday when it was discovered that the practice of sharing lewd photos extended far beyond one secret Facebook group. The BBC discovered a military message board featuring hundreds more nude photos of servicewomen from several other branches of the military.
This past February, an infantryman named Brenden McDonel was standing behind a female active-duty Marine in line. He snapped her photo without her knowledge, and posted it to a Facebook group called Marines United. Thomas Brennan, a year-old investigative journalist and former Marine had been tracking Marines United for weeks.
The U. Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their knowledge. Along with identified female military members were photographs of unidentifiable women in various stages of undress, and included obscene comments about some of the women, officials said.
The U. Department of Defense is investigating hundreds of Marines who used social media to solicit and share hundreds — possibly thousands — of naked photographs of female service members and veterans. Since Jan.
Private Facebook groups can be valuable discussion areas for like-minded people, but they can also promote toxic behavior in the wrong circumstances. While the group has had some above-board discussions, according to one anonymous veteran, it has been dominated by "creepy, stalker-like" photography, revenge porn and the vile talk to match. Over two dozen of the women were identified by their names and positions. There are "hundreds" of Marines under investigation, and many involved accounts both on Facebook and Google Drive have been shut down.