Demand grows for Facebook to resume scanning for child abuse in EU

20/01/2021 | The Guardian

Children’s charity the NSPCC is calling on Facebook to resume scanning private messages for indications of child abuse. The call comes amidst new data that suggests almost half of referrals for online child sexual abuse fall below the radar. The NSPCC claims Facebook has gone too far in its interpretation of EU law. Meanwhile, Facebook has admitted to a House of Commons committee that encryption will harm efforts to prevent child exploitation.

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