YouTube is shop window for child abuse

Call for crackdown after claims YouTube is shop window for child abuse

A Brazilian YouTube user called Samara Santos posted a dozen short videos of children on the website this month
A Brazilian YouTube user called Samara Santos posted a dozen short videos of children on the website this month

Children’s charities have called for a crackdown on social media giants after an investigation by The Times revealed that child predators were using YouTube as a “shop window” to showcase abused children.

The NSPCC urged the government to compel the tech giant to employ “an army” of specialist child safety moderators and to “fast-track child endangerment reports” after this newspaper found multiple paedophiles posting videos of young girls to the Google-owned platform.

One Brazilian paedophile posted a dozen short videos showing children standing silently, licking their lips or dancing. One showed a masked child aged about ten saying: “Hey guys I got new underwear.”

Each video was emblazoned with the paedophile’s email address. When an undercover reporter made contact, the man boasted he had 315…

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