Facebook has accepted that encryption will damage the child protection program from its platform

There are 250,000 cases reported from the EU each month, which is a concerning statistic that the cases of child exploitation are increasing day by day. The criminals use Facebook as a platform to threaten children and then make them involved in sexual abuse. Facebook has admitted that not scanning messages where there is child-abusing material is involved will lead to harm to the child protection program. The end-to-end encryption will continue the exploitation of many children in Britain.

It has become the duty of Facebook to make the scanning legal after its competitors have made it legal to scan the messages where there is any referral of child abuse material. According to British MP, the end-to-end encryption will make the policies of child protection lenient, due to which these cases will tend to increase every single day. The firm runs many programs to protect children rights and scan the messages where there is any material of child abuse exits on social media or any other website. This firm has submitted 3000 cases to the British National Crime Agency, where the rights of children were at risk.

According to Monika Bickert the firm’s head of global policy management, if Facebook does not switch end-to-end encryption for all private chats, this will conceal some cases, which Facebook can uncover. She further added in an answer that if we don’t have access to the content where there is any material of child abuse exist, if we are not able to see this kind of content, we cannot do anything to report such case, because if we cannot see it, how can we report such case. Therefore, the number of cases will be less reported due to this reason.

Unfortunately, 70 percent of the cases have been lost after the Facebook plan of end-to-end encryption. Cooper, who cited this estimate from National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children has shocked on the Facebook decision and said that why Facebook is trying to put more children at risk on their platform. Such kind of decision promotes these cases.

Bickert said that we want to provide an environment, where people are safe. Especially, we are concerned about the online crimes, whose data has been lost or hacked by some criminals. She further said that she had been a prosecutor who worked for these kinds of cases to protect the children’s rights and the Government is also trying its best to protect the children’s rights.

NSPCC has forced Facebook to resume scanning private messages this Tuesday. Earlier in the committee hearing, the Twitter has accepted that its platform has played a role in violence in the US Capitol in the new year.

Such kinds of violence are mostly planned on the social media platform, and it has become very difficult to stop people hating each other because we do not have the power of transparency and values.



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