US Marines get social media tips after nude photos scandal


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US Marines get social media ideas after nude photographs scandal

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Picture caption The brand new steerage advises marines to watch out when utilizing social media

US Marines have been given tips for utilizing social media after it was found some had been sharing nude photographs of feminine colleagues on-line.

The advice encourages marines to behave responsibly when sharing marine corps-related materials on-line.

It provides that present orders for the marines have "lengthy prohibited" sexual or different harassment.

The Pentagon beforehand stated sharing nude photographs was "inconsistent" with its values.

"Marines ought to assume twice earlier than partaking in questionable on-line actions, and should keep away from actions on-line that threaten the morale, operational readiness and safety, or public standing of their models, or that compromise our core values," the brand new steerage says.

It additionally warns towards posting discriminatory content material that targets an individual's "race, color, intercourse, gender, age, faith, nationwide origin, sexual orientation or different protected standards".

Servicemen and ladies have been suggested to report any questionable content material.

Media caption"There isn't a honour in denigrating a fellow marine"

Earlier this month, prime marine Gen Robert Neller advised anybody collaborating within the exercise: "You are not serving to me or your marine corps."

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, responded by saying there was nonetheless a necessity for the army to deal with longstanding allegations of rampant sexual assault and harassment.

A Fb group the place a few of the nude photographs have been shared, Marines United, had 30,000 members however was shut down after the scandal hit headlines.

The BBC has seen a separate message board the place servicemen from different branches of the US army have shared tons of of nude pictures.