Many content-hosting SMBs are left technologically and operationally ill-equipped to proactively remove child sexual abuse material (CSAM) from their platforms. Many larger companies have invested heavily in developing internal tools and building out dedicated teams but these tools and processes haven’t been standardized for the rest of the industry to adapt. Moreover, the explosive growth of CSAM on the internet demands another look at company policies and community management practices to help combat the distribution of CSAM. Sound practices in effective CSAM reporting and removal can be employed at any company, regardless of size or funding, to protect their user community and actively take a stance against child exploitation on their platform.
- CSAM is a pervasive problem that affects the entire tech industry
- Best practices and company policy changes can be made to create a safe community