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Photos of children on porn sites: pedosexuals copy harmless pictures – en masse

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Pedosexuals copy private photos of children for porn sites

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Many of us share harmless photos of children online – and have no idea that pedosexuals copy them en masse.

We parents are proud of our children: As sweet as the little one eats their first ice cream! Or how the baby is kicking happily on its blanket and the daughter shines while jumping on the trampoline. Of course we pull out the cell phone camera to capture such moments. Many then share these snapshots on Facebook, Instagram or Whatsapp so that friends and relatives can also share them.

It’s almost always harmless everyday photos that parents post on social media. What they don’t know: pedosexuals copy such images en masse to share and swap on child pornography sites. This is what the research team of the ARD political magazine “Panorama” discovered, which automatically examined several million photos.

#fuckability: Photos of children are shared in relevant forums

On one of the largest illegal platforms for pedosexuals, at least one in four pictures comes from Facebook or Instagram. The recordings are often obscenely commented on under hashtags such as #fuckability or #sexykids, and sometimes the perpetrators mention the child’s name and age. Photos from YouTube, TikTok and WhatsApp were also found.

On the Russian photo platform “imgsrc.ru”, which is also used by pedosexuals, the reporters identified over three million everyday photos of children in the “Kids” category. They have been clicked over 14 billion times, more than images from all other categories put together, such as car or city photos. And not only under the picture of a girl who was pulled from the website of a Saxon sports club, German-speaking users also exchanged their sexual fantasies.

Two boys playing hide and seek

The reporters also found apparently harmless material from children from Germany on the Darknet – in the “Non Nude” category. Including a YouTube video that shows two boys playing a harmless game of hide and seek. In the comments, users fantasized about anal intercourse with the children, one wrote: “And then I’ll make them my sex slaves.”

How is that possible? When asked “Panorama”, Facebook and Instagram only referred to their privacy settings: “We help parents to decide with whom they want to share their everyday pictures.” Unfortunately, a fallacy: The reporters also came across cases in which pictures were copied from social media profiles that are not publicly available.

What can parents do?

Unfortunately, there is only one way to protect your children from it: not to post pictures on the Internet. Andreas Link from jugendschutz.net, the federal and state competence center for youth protection on the Internet, says:

Pedosexuals are hunters and gatherers who are specifically looking for such everyday images. And when parents and young people post these photos on the Internet, they often make it very easy for the perpetrators to use them for their own purposes.

Once online, the images are there forever. You can delete your photos on Instagram or Facebook, but not the copies that are circulating on the net – if you find out about them at all, which is extremely unlikely.

In addition, parents and young people involuntarily help pedosexuals with their seemingly harmless postings to get photos of child abuse. Because those who post pictures in child porn forums receive photos from others in exchange – the currency of pedosexuals is not money, but image material. For this reason, too, investigative authorities and child protection organizations have been calling for years to stop sharing photos of children.

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