STATESMAN - Mar 26 - Whitney Wolfe Herd, founder and CEO of Austin-based Bumble, urged a panel of lawmakers on Monday to support a measure that would criminalize the sending of unsolicited nude or sexual photos. Executives of Bumble worked with Rep. Morgan Meyer, R-Dallas, to file House Bill 2789 earlier this month. The effort marked the company's first time lobbying for legislation at the statewide level, a Bumble spokeswoman said. The measure would make it a Class C misdemeanor - punishable by a fine up to $500 - to send a lewd photo without the consent of the recipient. The bill includes content sent via text message, social media or online dating apps.
by Nicole Cobler
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