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Tech firms need to do more to the child, the European police chiefs say

LONDON (Reuters) – the European police chiefs have thrown their support behind the Uk’s demand for technology, companies urgently need to change the way they operate in order to prevent access to child sexual abuse, Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said on Friday.

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The Dutch competition authority (NMA said the abuse images were easily available online, and that can be achieved with just three clicks of a mouse pointer on the search engines on the internet. He said that there is a direct link between the perpetrators and the material can be viewed online, and then moving on to target the children themselves.

“In the technology industry, there is an urgent need to transform its response to the extreme amount of online content deemed offensive,” said Lynne Owens, the NCA’s director-general.

“In order to stop the process of escalation to serious offending, and there should be zero tolerance of the presence of the sexual exploitation of children in industry platforms, the industry is strengthening at every level, raising the bar to be an insult.”

Governments around the world are struggling over how to better to control content on social media platforms, it is often blamed for encouraging the abuse, and the spread of online pornography.

On Wednesday, the British government said that it would be in the power of the social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter, and then to have to do more to block access to or remove the malicious content on their platforms, and would be arranged in order to ensure the companies had the systems, the approach to harmful content, including child abuse.

The Dutch competition authority (NMA said the police chiefs from 32 countries, along with international organisations such as Europol and Interpol, had agreed to endorse the five demands in the technology industry.

These include the guarantee of child sexual abuse, has been suspended, as soon as the companies have been detected, it was uploaded as companies have to give up to online grooming, as well as live streaming of the abuse on their platforms; they have to be more open and to do more to help law enforcement agencies.

The European police chiefs are seeing a growing need for tech companies to work together to set a new standard for safety and security, and the implementation of security by design, which is applicable to new applications, games, and other social media platforms,” Netherlands: Police chief Erik Akerboom says.

“These standards should not be forced on the industry by the government, but by their own, it is designed to create a level of security for their users.”

Tech companies like Facebook and Google have said that they are putting in measures to allow users to safely keep track of, and the recruitment of more and more people, and more artificial intelligence to find out and remove the offensive content.

In November, Facebook said that it had to be removed, millions of messages of an image of child abuse, even though the plan for an encrypted messaging service has been criticised by law enforcement officials, who say it could undermine the fight against child abuse.

Reporting by Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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