80% of pedophilia sites pretend to be commercial pages

Sapo opens laboratory at the University of Aveiro

In 2007, the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) found 2755 sites that hosted pedophile content. All of them were written in English, mostly based in Russia and the United States.

Even so, the number of sites of this type decreased compared to 2006, when 3052 portals were counted, says an IWF statement.

The report published by the foundation states that, of the total number of pages counted, 80 percent pretend to be commercials, changing the name of the company that supervises them and the region to avoid the owners’ location. The rest belong to groups of pedophiles who share content.

Another published data reports that 10 percent of the victims photographed were less than two years old, a third between three and six years old, 37 percent between 7 and 10 years old, 18 percent between 11 and 15 and two by percent between 16 and 17 years old.

Finally, the IWF launches an appeal to all governments and entities fighting against pedophilia so that together they can continue to combat this type of crime online, increasing the filtering of sites and punishing their authors.

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