The net is closing on child sexual abuse images

Published:  Thu 8 Jul 2021

Written by:  WIRED

Each day, a team of analysts faces a seemingly endless mountain of horrors. The team of 21, who work at the Internet Watch Foundation’s office in Cambridgeshire, spend hours trawling through images and videos containing child sexual abuse. And, each time they find a photo or piece of footage it needs to be assessed and labelled. Last year alone the team identified 153,383 webpages with links to child sexual abuse imagery. This creates a vast database of abuse which can then be shared internationally in an attempt to stem the flow of abuse. The problem? Different countries have different ways of categorising images and videos.

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