US servicemen from all parts of the military have been sharing nude photos of their female colleagues online, it has emerged. Reports last week uncovered widespread photo sharing by current and former Marines on Facebook, triggering a navy investigation. But the BBC has seen a message board where servicemen from other branches have shared hundreds of photos. The Pentagon said such behaviour was "inconsistent" with its values. Male service members use a message board on an anonymous image hosting website to share nude images of their female counterparts.
The U. Marine Corps is investigating a veteran's allegations that military personnel and other veterans distributed nude photos of female colleagues and other women as part of a social media network that promotes sexual violence. The revelation was first uncovered by a decorated combat veteran's non-profit news site and reported Saturday by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Clark Carpenter, a Marine Corps spokesman, confirmed that an investigation is underway, Marine Corps Times reported, but he said military officials were uncertain exactly how many personnel were involved. Nude photos were allegedly shared online via a Facebook group titled Marines United , which has nearly 30, members, mostly active-duty U. An online link to the the photos, as well as the names and units of the women pictured, was posted in January by a former Marine who was working for a defense contractor, The Washington Post reported Sunday. The contractor has since been relieved of his duties. Marine Lance Cpl. Marisa Woytek told The Post that photos were taken from her Instagram account and posted to Marines United multiple times in the past six months, without her consent. Woytek said she was alerted to the photos by others on social media and were shown the comments that accompanied them.
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The U. Marine Corps officials have called on the Naval Criminal Investigative Service following revelations by Vice News last week that images of female service members had been shared in a Dropbox folder called "Hoes Hoin'. Vice reported that most of the images in the folder show women in military clothing.
Senior US lawmakers have condemned the suspected distribution of nude photographs of female Marines to military personnel and veterans via a social media network that promotes sexual violence, and called on the Marine Corps to fully investigate. The Marine Corps Times , an independent newspaper focusing on issues involving the service, published an internal Marine Corps communications document with talking points about the issue, describing the social media network as a closed Facebook group with about 30, members. The network solicited nude photos of female service members, some of whom had their name, rank and duty station listed, the newspaper reported. A Marine Corps spokesman told the newspaper that military officials are uncertain how many military personnel could be involved. Smith also called for proper care to be provided to the victims, and said that, "This behaviour by Marines and former Marines is degrading, dangerous, and completely unacceptable. The site talked of misogynist behaviour, the Marine Corps document said, and the photos were on a secure drive in cloud storage, which has been removed.