The most extreme form of child sexual abuse material accounted for a fifth of such content found online last year, according to a report.
Category A abuse represented 20% of illegal images discovered online last year by the Internet Watch Foundation, a UK-based body that monitors distribution of child sexual abuse material (CSAM). It found more than 51,000 instances of such content, which can include the most severe imagery including rape, sadism and bestiality.
The IWF annual report said the 2022 total for category A imagery was double the figure in 2020 and the increase was partly due to criminal sites selling videos and images of such abuse.
Read more at The Guardian.