STATEMENT: Croatia latest hotline to join Project Arachnid in battle against online child sexual exploitation
For Immediate Release
The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is pleased to announce that Croatia’s Centar za nestalu I zlostavljanu
djecu (Centre for Missing and Exploited Children Croatia) (CNZD) has joined Project
Arachnid, a platform for reducing the online availability of child sexual abuse materials around the world.
CNZD is the sixth international hotline to start working within
Project Arachnid, adding to the growing team of analysts from Canada, the USA, Sweden, Finland, and Colombia. This kind of international
collaboration is absolutely critical in the battle against this borderless crime.
While no one knows how many images and videos of child sexual abuse material are on the internet, every month Project Arachnid is
detecting more than 500,000 unique images of suspected child sexual abuse material requiring analyst assessment.
Project Arachnid launched in January of 2017 as a response to the findings of the
Survivors’ Survey and the growing proliferation of child sexual abuse material
witnessed by Cybertip.ca. Project Arachnid detects known images and videos of child sexual abuse material online and issues notices to
the hosting provider requesting its removal. To date, Project Arachnid has sent more than 1.6 million notices for removal of child
sexual abuse material to providers.
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