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Reported Images of Child Sexual Abuse More Than Doubled in One Year: NYT
Audrey McNamara
Reporter
Updated 09.29.19 5:47PM ET /
Published 09.29.19 5:41PM ET

Technology companies reported a record 45 million online photos and videos of child abuse last year, that number was less than a million just five years ago, and is more than double what was reported the previous year, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A New York Times investigation found that the explosion in explicit imagery has largely been made possible by the tech industry’s slow and inadequate response to predators co-opting their platforms. The dark web now accounts for only a fraction of reports of abuse; the images are now almost entirely trafficked through tech companies based in the United States, the Times reports. Predators use platforms as mundane as Facebook Messenger, Microsoft’s Bing, and Dropbox. Tech…

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