The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) released its 2020 report listing websites that were reported for hosting child sexual exploitation content. Facebook had 95% of the total incidents.
NCMEC’s cybertipline is a centralized U.S. reporting system to combat online child exploitation, the report explained.
One of NCMEC’s goals is to eliminate child abuse material, sex trafficking, and online enticement of children using reports from electronic service providers (ESPs) that during 2020 reported 21.4 million “instances of apparent child sexual abuse material” on their systems.
That is, the websites themselves automatically report to NCMEC incidents reported on their platforms.
Of the 21.4 million reports Facebook recorded 20.3 million incidents of child sexual abuse, a figure that represents 95% of the total number of cases.
Other companies and websites with high numbers of child abuse instances include Google with 546,704, Twitter with over 65,000 incidents, Snapchat with 144,095, and TikTok the Chinese social media is listed with 22,692 incidents.
Canadian pornography company Pornhub had 13,229 reports of child abuse material, Dropbox almost 21,000 reported cases, and Microsoft 96,776.
The report indicates that the totals are grouped by parent company, that is complaints from all sub-companies were adjudicated to the parent company.
Technical ability to censor child pornography not the problem
Both Facebook and other companies listed in the report attempted to explain away the striking number of reports of child sexual abuse material by saying that many of the reports are duplicates of previously reported incidents.
However, according to Breitbart, the number of incidents on Facebook, applying the official explanation is still over 2 million, a number far too high for a social media “suitable for all audiences.”
Of course, Facebook released a statement saying that it is “working with experts and authorities to keep children safe,” but there is a disturbing factor behind these statements and figures.
Why is it that when Facebook decided to go after conservatives, at the slightest mention of a sensitive topic like vaccines, supporting Trump, or speaking out against LGBT ideology, the platform was so quick to act, block, and censor them completely?
In other words, Facebook’s inability to remove child pornography from its platform does not stem from a technical difficulty or from “working with experts and authorities,” this argument collapses when looking at the history of censorship, not only of Facebook but for Twitter and Google as well.
It takes no more than a simple search for innocent words for Google to throw up all sorts of perverse, indecent, and disgusting results.
But when the search is critical of the left, when the topics challenge the mainstream media narrative, the search results are devoid of conservative sources, and full of “fact-checkers” who take it upon themselves to disprove everything bad that the “leaders” of the left do.
Just take a test and see for yourselves.