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Learn about some of our tools and programs that attack the problem of child sexual exploitation from all sides.
There are more than 100,000 escort ads posted every day in this country. Somewhere in that pile of data, are children who are bought and sold online for sex. How can law enforcement sift through massive amounts of data to focus their time on the most vulnerable victims?
Around the world, law enforcement who seize child sexual abuse material for cases are reviewing the content independently. They have no easy way to determine if the images they find on hard drives are of children who have already been identified or if they are new victims and require further action.
Because of the sheer volume of illicit child abuse material online, law enforcement isn’t properly equipped to sift through the many thousands of people searching for this content online to focus on the potential hands-on offenders and content producers. The result is that people using the Internet to share child abuse material are doing so with seemingly low risk of getting caught.
Prior to 2012, most image sharing platforms were screening for child sexual abuse images independently, but not sharing intelligence. This meant redundancy, inefficiency and slow removal of content across the largest platforms in the country.