How the spread of child abuse imagery online is changing the debate over encryption

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Content warning: This post discusses an investigation into the proliferation of child sexual abuse imagery online.

There are internet problems, and there are platform problems. It’s a distinction I wrote about earlier this year, when trying to think through how tech companies should respond to the Christchurch killing. And it’s a distinction I thought about again this weekend, when I read the New York Times’ disturbing investigation into the rapid spread of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet.

Here’s the high-level overview from reporters Michael H. Keller and Gabriel J.X. Dance:

Pictures of child sexual abuse have long been produced and shared to satisfy twisted adult obsessions. But it has never been like this: Technology…

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