Researchers have finally cracked the secret paedophile code

Published:  Fri 23 Apr 2021

Written by:  WIRED

When Chris Hughes started removing child abuse images and videos from the internet, almost a decade ago, paedophiles were not discreet. Predators would share content through newsgroups, forums and on dedicated websites, often with clear descriptions of what could be seen in the pictures.

For people seeking out depraved content, it used to be alarmingly easy to track it down. “It was possible to go to a search engine, type it in and get exactly what you wanted,” he says. Hughes now leads a team of 13 analysts at the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a UK-based charity which is responsible for removing tens of thousands of webpages, images and videos of child sexual abuse content from the web each year.

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