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EU to step up fight against child abuse content

Under current EU rules, tech companies such as Facebook and Google have a choice whether or not to follow up on child abuse offenses.

The EU plans to legislate to require technology companies to do more to tackle child sexual abuse, according to the bloc’s home affairs commissioner, Ylva Johansson.

  • Deutsche Welle

The commissioner told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag that internet providers and social media firms had reported 22 million child sexual abuse offenses in 2020, up from 17 million in 2019.

According to Johansson, five companies were responsible for 99% of the reports. Meta, formerly known as Facebook, Inc., was responsible for 95%.

Johansson said that…

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