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Organizations work together to eliminate child porn online

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

There's new help in ridding the internet of inappropriate pictures of children used by sexual predators.

Big online household names like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Yahoo have committed to policing and removing these images of child sexual abuse.  They'll work in tandem with an independent group called the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).

WBTV Cyber Expert Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions, says the IWF will share any links that portray children in sexual ways to these industry leaders for speedy removal.

Theresa adds the IWF claims it will have highly-trained analysts looking for this information and collecting the details of how it got there, the source and more to request removal but also to help prevent it from coming back on the internet another way

For now, this only works on pictures and not videos.  They hope to be able to track and remove those in the future.

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