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Watch: John Oliver Digs Into Revenge Porn on ‘Last Week Tonight’

Watch: John Oliver Digs Into Revenge Porn on 'Last Week Tonight'

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In typical “Last Week Tonight” fashion, last night John Oliver both poignantly and hilariously pinpoints the crux of a modern problem — this time, discussing exactly what is wrong with our justice system in dealing with online harassment. 

John Oliver delves more deeply into the unfair dangers of being a woman on the Internet (a conversation made all the more topical by the relatively recent GamerGate conflict), focusing on the issue of revenge porn. He points out the absurdity of needing to copyright private photos, as well as explaining the ridiculously extensive hoops a victim of a revenge crime has to go through to be free of threats and fear. And, of course, the clip is not without cameos — this time, in the form of a reimagined ’90s-era early internet ad featuring Rob Huebel and Colin Hanks. 

“Last Week Tonight” airs Sundays at 11pm on HBO

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