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David Cameron urges Google, other firms to tackle child porn

UK Prime minister David Cameron has urged Google and other search engines to work more harder to prevent child pornography saying that he is sickened by the proliferation of child pornography.

The Guardian reported that research by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre suggests that more than half of those who view child abuse images go on to commit abuse themselves.

Cameron said: "Internet companies and search engines make their living by trawling and categorising the web. So I call on them to use their extraordinary technical abilities to do more to root out these disgusting images."

"That is why the government I lead is convening a roundtable of the major internet companies, and demanding that more is done," he said.

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"There are encouraging signs that the industry is willing to step up, increasing funding and technical support for organisations combating child sexual abuse imagery online. But I want more action."

Last year, Cameron proposed plans to help parents protect their children online by adapting their computer settings to block internet pornography, violence and other unsuitable websites.

Earlier this year, it was revealed that the UK is planning to introduce a code of conduct, which would ban viewing of pornography through WiFi at public areas such as cafes and railway stations to prevent viewing by kids.


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