Child sexual abuse material in india report on demand for csam

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Prostasia twitter says: The data collected is not meaningful in any way. It tracks search terms like "teen sex video” and "child porn” on some (unspecified) search engine to represent “demand for child pornography,” and claims to have found a trend towards demand for "more specific content.”

How could they have collected data in a more meaningful way? Wouldn’t tracking a search term like “cp” be meaningful?

I search for the phrase “child pornography” as part of my job all of the time. What do these researchers think, that abusers are going to pop that phrase into Google in the expectation of seeing abuse images? Nobody is that stupid, or at least not for long.

There are proprietary lists of search terms for abuse material that the IWF and Thorn maintain, but there is no indication that these researchers used any of these more cryptic terms in their research or that they had access to those proprietary lists.

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I avoid terms like that, because it makes a lot of scary notices appear, which makes me think the search engine might report me to the police. If I do search for something, I make the search term explicitly obvious that I’m not looking for that to anyone watching.

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