2022 Assembly


Talitha Kum shares sad news about Europe becoming a 'hub' for Child Sexual Abuse Content.


Europe (including Turkey and Russia) has overtaken North America as the continent hosting the largest number of child sexual abuse images and videos on the web (source: Internet Watch Foundation, the UK body responsible for finding and removing abuse content from UK networks).
According to IWF figures up to 2015, 57% of child sexual abuse images and videos were hosted in North America but by 2016, this number decreased substantially to 37%. Improved identification capacities, reporting and policing by internet firms in North America are believed to have been responsible for this decrease.
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Prepared by Anne Kelleher, RENATE Communications.