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The Fight to End 'Cyberflashing'

By Valeriya Safronova

14 Jun 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Dating app Bumble's public policy head wants to put an end to unsolicited sharing on sexual images on social media and wants to penalize that act.

Payton Iheme’s wide-ranging career has taken her from collecting intelligence in the Army to advising the White House on science and technology. Working for a dating app wasn’t the most obvious next move.

But as Bumble’s head of public policy for the Americas, Iheme, 43, has found a cause that synthesizes her past experiences, varied as they are. She is leading an effort across several states to pass legislation that penalizes “cyberflashing.”

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