Since February, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service has scanned nearly 131,000 images across 168 social media sites and has reviewed information related to 89 persons of interest as a result of incidents related to the nonconsensual sharing of explicit photos and other online misconduct. Among all persons of interest, 67 are active-duty or reserve Marines. Sixty-two cases have been passed to appropriate Marine commands for disposition. These cases span beyond the Marines United Facebook page and include a spectrum of behavior. To help guide commanders and to ensure they have the appropriate information available to discuss and train Marines on online misconduct, the Marine Corps created a Leader's Handbook in April 2017, which provides leaders guidance on how to report and review each case.
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