Research reveals how illegal underage sexual content makes its way from seller to buyer via social media. Instagram plays a central role in this, but other platforms are also affected.
Instagram has arguably encouraged the emergence of networks that disseminate child pornography content. This is the result of a study by the Wall Street Journal and researchers at the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO), which investigated the dissemination of illicit sexual content by minors on the Internet. Above all, the app’s recommendation algorithm helps to connect buyers and sellers.