Wickr Me, an encrypted messaging app owned and operated by Amazon Web Services, is a popular digital gathering space for people seeking access to images of child pornography.
NBC News reported that court documents, online communities, law enforcement, and anti-exploitation activists sounded the alarms about the exploitative tendencies of some of Wickr Me’s userbase.
According to data gathered by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), Wickr Me is far from the only digital service that is used to share exploitative images of children. However, according to subject matter experts and law enforcement officials, Amazon is doing comparatively little to proactively address the problem.
Amazon’s slow response to the problem reportedly attracts more people who want to participate in the platform’s growing child pornography marketplace. It is believed these people flock to Wickr Me because there is less risk of detection than in other corners of the internet.There have been […]
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