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More than 41 million videos of child sexual abuse were reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2019, partly because the videos have become easier for technology platforms like Facebook and Snapchat to detect, The New York Times reports. Just five years ago, the number of videos reported was less than 350,000. A record-breaking 70 million total images and videos were reported to the center last year; many of them were reported more than once across multiple platforms as users shared the illegal content.
Facebook reported almost 60 million photos and videos, the Times report states, based on some 15.9 million reports. Google reported 3.5 million total videos and photos in about 449,000 reports, and Imgur…tech, The Verge, The Verge - All Posts