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How we assess and remove content

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We work to make the internet a safer place. We help victims of child sexual abuse worldwide by identifying and removing online images and videos of their abuse. We search for child sexual abuse images and videos and then we have them removed. Our Hotline offers a safe place for the public to report anonymously.

European Cybercrime Centre logo“IWF is one of the most active and effective European hotlines fighting against child sexual exploitation. The work developed by IWF in the process of notice and takedown, in close cooperation with Law Enforcement, is an example to follow.

“IWF’s contribution to the Strategic Assessment on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Online, produced by Europol in the frame of the European Financial Coalition against Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, has been outstanding. The analytical findings shared by IWF and the work developed through initiatives like the Website Brands Project have been an invaluable source of information for the Law Enforcement community.

“Europol will continue cooperating actively with IWF to achieve our common goals: eradicate the production and dissemination of child abuse material through the internet. The dedication and commitment from the IWF team is outstanding."

Troels Oerting, Former Head of EC3, European Cybercrime Centre

*We use the term child sexual abuse to reflect the gravity of the images and videos we deal with. Child pornography, child porn and kiddie porn are not acceptable descriptions. A child cannot consent to their own abuse.

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