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International Efforts Grow Against the Spread of Child Sexual Abuse Material

For Immediate Release

Albania, through CRCA/ECPAT Albania, is the latest country to join an international alliance battling the spread of child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online. By becoming part of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s Project Arachnid, they are joining other international organizations working to classify material to expedite the issuance of removal notices on a global scale.

CRCA/ECPAT Albania joins other international hotlines, child protection organizations, and government agencies in Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Columbia, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, New Zealand, Sweden, and the U.S. Working together in Project Arachnid, which processes thousands of images per second and detects harmful content at a pace far beyond other methods, they contribute to disrupting the online availability of CSAM. Since its inception in 2017, Project Arachnid has been able to identify more than 55 million suspect images and send over 30 million removal notices to content providers.

As a victim-centric tool, the success of Project Arachnid lies in its ability to break the cycle of victimization for children and survivors through the removal of CSAM. With more members, Project Arachnid’s reach expands.

To learn more about Project Arachnid, visit


About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety of all children. The organization’s goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children through programs, services, and resources for Canadian families, educators, child serving organizations, law enforcement, and other parties. C3P also operates, Canada’s national tipline to report child sexual abuse and exploitation on the internet, and Project Arachnid, a web platform designed to detect known images of CSAM on the clear and dark web and issue removal notices to industry.

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