Home Secretary Amber Rudd said tech companies to do more to combat the “ exponential” growth in child sexual exploitation online.

Ms. Rudd said internet giants have a ”moral duty” to act and need to work with smaller platforms used by child gamers where pedophiles operate. The Tech companies replied they are doing their utmost to keep their young users safe.


During her visit, Ms. Rudd will attend a roundtable discussion with tech companies including Google, Facebook and Microsoft. She is also planning to meet counterparts in the US government to discuss the issue.


Ms. Rudd wants to make sure that tech companies put their technical knowledge into how to address it.


Particularly working with smaller platforms where children go to game online, to meet each other; there are pedophiles working there.


According to a report there was a 700% increase in the number of indecent images identified on technology company servers and flagged to law enforcement agencies between 2013 and 2017.


Reported by UK government: each month there are more than 400 arrests for indecent images of children offences in the UK and 500 children are being protected from online sexual exploitation.


Ms. Rudd also will raise concerns about the use of messaging websites and apps, as well as video and image apps and websites, at her meeting.

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