Should Social Media Platforms Stop Protecting Sexual Predators?
This New York Times analysis documents how social media platforms stonewall law enforcement efforts to identify sexual predators, especially Snapchat, WhatsApp and Microsoft’s Bing search engine.
Last year tech companies reported 45 million online photos and videos of children, toddlers and infants being sexually assaulted and tortured – more than double 2017.
In 2008, Congress addressed the emerging problem with legislation, which the Justice Department has largely failed to implement and Congress hasn’t fully funded.
Meanwhile Mark Zuckerberg dismissed responsibility for making sexual attacks on children even easier with the planned fortification of Facebook Messenger’s encryption capabilities. Apparently the revenue-producing potential of enhanced privacy trumps his concerns about children.
Should social media companies be required to stop protecting predators?
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