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We asked 8,000 youth what they experience online: Grooming, sharing nudes, insufficient safety tools. Bad actors exploit online communities to target kids. Understand the risks to your users and your platform.

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Understand how to prevent risky situations involving youth and bad actors with insights from Thorn’s latest brief for digital platforms.

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The REPORT Act is now federal law. We provide details about its components and explain how it will impact online platforms.

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Learn how easy access to children online has given rise to new types of child sexual perpetrators.

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4 considerations for Trust and Safety teams at digital platforms as they review their child safety policies. Here’s what to consider.

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In the last two years, generative AI has seen unprecedented advances. The technology ushered in the ability to create content and spread ideas faster than ever

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Thorn's policy team explains the Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) and how the provisions in this bill may impact digital platforms.

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On January 31, the CEOs of Meta, TikTok, Snap, and Discord testified during the hearing, "Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis."

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Product Updates

Watch Dr. Rebecca Portnoff’s keynote at AWS re:Invent 2023 to learn how Thorn is using machine learning to detect CSAM.

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Product Updates

Announcing the launch of our API-based solution for proactive detection of child sexual abuse material (CSAM): Safer Essential.

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Case Study

For VSCO, building Safer into its infrastructure unlocked automated solutions and moderation efficiencies for VSCO’s trust and safety and content moderation teams.

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Detect known CSAM using hashing and matching, sometimes referred to as CSAM scanning. Learn how it works.

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Emerging Trends Report 2023

New report highlights findings from Thorn’s latest research and offers recommendations for addressing online sexual threats to children.

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Addressing CSAM requires scalable tools to detect both known and unknown content.

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Product Updates

In 2022, Safer empowered content moderators and trust & safety professionals to detect, review, and report CSAM from their platforms.

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Case Study

Flickr’s Trust & Safety team uses Safer’s CSAM Image Classifier to detect and remove previously unknown child abuse content from their platform.

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Product Updates

Detect CSAM and send reports to Royal Canadian Mounted Police from Safer, an all-in-one solution for CSAM moderation.

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Safer is a flexible suite of tools designed to support your company’s processes and scale your child sexual abuse material (CSAM) elimination efforts.

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Safer’s self-managed hashlists help customers optimize their CSAM detection. SaferList helps fill the gap between when new CSAM is reported and matched against.

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In 2021, Safer empowered content moderators and trust & safety professionals to detect, report and remove CSAM from their content-hosting platforms.

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If one of these signals applies to your platform, it’s worth taking a look at your company’s policies and procedures for handling CSAM. If any of these resonate for you, it might be time to consider proactive CSAM detection:

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In 2004, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) reviewed roughly 450,000 child sexual abuse material, or CSAM, files. By 2019 that figure had exploded exponentially to nearly 70 million.

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In 2019, Thorn CEO Julie Cordua delivered a TED talk about eliminating child sexual abuse material from the internet. In that talk, she explained how hash sharing will be a critical tool in helping us achieve that goal.

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List of common terms and definitions across the issue and technical space, alongside a global list of child protection organizations.

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Product Updates

Our first version of Safer includes end-to-end functionality to support the identification, removal, and reporting of CSAM at scale and in real-time. Comprehensive coverage begins with proactive detection. Read more about the features we've released.

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We began this journey almost a decade ago and the scale of the problem continues to grow. We're activating the larger technology ecosystem with tools to fight the spread of CSAM on platforms and eliminate it from the internet for good.

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The New York Times published a four-part series tackling the intricacies of child sexual abuse material in 2019. We're sharing it as a resource alongside our insights on who this impacts most and how.

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Quick Guides

Our starter guide for companies looking to institute policies and processes to actively combat the spread of CSAM on their platform.

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