This is pretty messed up.
The Pentagon is reportedly investigating the Marines after "a trove of photographs" was discovered in a closed Facebook group that included thousands of service men.
The photos are of nude service women and veterans, which were paired with personal information such as name, rank, duty station and even the names of their social media accounts.
"When the photos were shared via Marines United — a Facebook group that's intended only for male Marines and Marine veterans — they drew bawdy and obscene comments, according to two nonprofit news sites: the War Horse and the Center for Investigative Reporting," NPR reports.
The page also included a link to a Google drive account that included even more photos, with an invite for members to contribute their own.
"This behavior destroys morale, erodes trust and degrades the individual," the Marine Corps says in a statement about what it calls "social media misconduct."
According to NPR, "...those involved could face charges based on at two portions of the Uniform Code of Military Justice — one that involves consent and an expectation of privacy, and another that centers on distributing indecent material."
"A Marine who directly participates in, encourages, or condones such actions could also be subjected to criminal proceedings or adverse administrative actions," the Marine Corps says.
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