Tech companies need to do more to fight child abuse content


YouTube has, yet again, failed to protect children online. Recent investigations by Wired and video blogger Matt Watson have alleged that paedophiles were using the site’s comments section to leave predatory messages on videos containing and uploaded by children, and to share links to child sexual abuse material. In response to the investigations – and the threat of an advertiser boycott – YouTube has now said it will disable comments on videos containing young children. But sadly, this is not an isolated incident. In January 2019 it was alleged that Microsoft’s Bing search engine was surfacing and suggesting child sexual abuse…

This story continues at The Next Web

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