November 13, 2019

You won't believe what Big Tech is allowing on their platforms... a living nightmare for victims

New York Times Investigation Shows Big Tech Platforms are Failing to Shut Down Child Sexual Abuse Material


A new report was released over the weekend by the New York Times: "Child Abusers Run Rampant as Tech Companies Look the Other Way". (Nov. 9, 2019).

Parts of this article are difficult to read, but its so important you are informed about these horrific realities that continue to ruin the lives of so many innocent children. 

Key points from the New York Times investigation, as reported in Business Insider, include:

  • The New York Times found that the internet's largest tech platforms are failing to effectively shut down the giant portions of online child sexual abuse material.
  • Massive inconsistencies across tech companies and platforms in addressing the material leave gaping holes that pedophiles and criminals easily exploit.
  • The online population of abusive content is growing and can remain online undetected, and children are often blocked from getting photos and videos of their abuse taken down, even long after their abusers are caught.

Last month, following a PBS NewsHour interview I did on the record 45 million images of child sex abuse images found on the Internet last year, a distraught grandmother reached out to me for help for her two granddaughters who she said were sexually abused and sodomized by their father and his friends in the most heinous way. She shared with me that these acts were photographed and videotaped. She believes they were shared online. Fortunately, she does have temporary custody of her granddaughters.

However, after a multi-year effort to bring justice for her granddaughters and to pursue criminal charges against the alleged abusers and search the father's accounts for child sex abuse images, she has hit a dead end. Sadly, so many victims fall through the cracks due to bureaucratic failures. 

Due to EIE's relationships with law enforcement and state Attorneys General, I've directed her case to the attention of both her state attorney general and state child advocacy officials to aid in her pursuit of justice. Sadly, this story is one of so many untold cases of child sexual exploitation. 

I promise, we will continue to fight on behalf of children everywhere. We need to be the voices for the tens and tens of thousands who are sexually exploited every single day. 

Please, now more than ever, we need your help. We are only able to be a voice for the voiceless because of your support. I humbly ask you to consider making a generous gift right now. Every donation, no matter how small or large, will help.

Please help us help them. Thank you, from my heart to yours.

Donna Rice Hughes


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