While in graduate school, Dr. Jacobs became a victim of nonconsensual pornography (NCP) (aka “revenge porn”) when sexually graphic images of her were distributed on the Internet without her consent. She launched the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) and its first campaign, End Revenge Porn, in August 2012 to fill in the gap she found in advocacy and support available to victims of NCP.

Since then, CCRI has supported over 4,000 victims of online abuse worldwide, worked with major tech companies to help develop and promote technological solutions to fight NCP, and advised legislators on drafting NCP legislation in 29 states, D.C., and the federal government. Dr. Jacobs has written op-eds and done many interviews about her advocacy work and experience as a victim with media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, The Today Show, and The Huffington Post.

Holly Jacobs, PhD is the Founder, President, and Executive Director of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocating for technological, social, and legal innovation to fight online abuse.

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