Sending Unsolicited Nude Photos Isn’t Illegal. Bumble’s CEO Wants To Change That.

So about a year ago, my team and I started working with lobbyists and passionate state representatives — both Republicans and Democrats — here in Texas. We wanted to make unsolicited lewd photos illegal, whether you send them via text, AirDrop, or dating apps. I’m so proud to share that House Bill 2789, the bill we’ve been passionately working on for over a year, will become a law in Texas on September 1. This means sending lewd images via text, DM, AirDrop, email, or across any form of social media or dating app, will be a class C misdemeanor, like speeding tickets. At Bumble, we believe that if it isn’t appropriate “IRL,” it shouldn’t be tolerated on your devices.