Pedophiles will benefit from Facebook's move to keep messages secret and from the platform a & # 39; cesspit of darkness & # 39; to make
- Facebook introduces new encryption laws to protect messages between users
- Julie Inman Grant said the new movement could provide a safety net for pedophiles
- Grant's eSafety office reported 8,500 cases of child abuse in a calendar year
Australia's eSafety commissioner said Facebook's new plans to allow more encryption on the platform could make it difficult for authorities to investigate sexual abuse of children and pedophiles.
Julie Inman Grant said the new step, which would keep personal messages between users secret, could provide a safety net for pedophiles who want to target children.
Mrs. Grant said in an interview with 9News: & # 39; If we continue on this route, it will become a pool of darkness. & # 39;
Julie Inman Grant (photo) said the new step, which would keep personal messages between users secret, could provide a safety net for pedophiles who want to focus on children
Mrs. Grant said her office reported 8,500 cases of child abuse online and 25,000 videos of child pornography in a calendar year.
She said pedophiles pose as children on Facebook and hunt for children from the age of six.
Ms. Grant said that further coding would protect pedophiles and harm children.
& # 39; If you offer a protective shield to predators and pedophiles, make them operate in the dark, & # 39; she said.
Mrs. Grant said her office reported 8,500 cases of child abuse online and 25,000 videos of child pornography in a calendar year (stock image)
An eSafety conference is taking place in Sydney on Wednesday to determine that online abuse has increased by 80 percent.
The conference will also reveal that nine out of 10 victims of online abuse are younger than 13 years old.
The issue of child abuse has caught the attention of Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
His government is considering whether to give authorities access to Facebook & # 39; s face recognition technology to identify perpetrators and victims.
& # 39; Making social media platforms and digital platforms safer for all Australians is a very important goal, & # 39; said Morrison.
She said pedophiles pose as children on Facebook and hunt children from the age of six (stock image)
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