Facebook & Child Sexual Abuse Online
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712-Million-Share "Vote for Compassion and Common Sense" Seen in May 27th Annual Meeting Vote Shaped by Facebook's Shocking No. 1 Role As Online Platform for Child Abuse & Exploitation; $163 Billion Support Level is More Than 2X Vanguard, Black Rock Holdings.
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Facebook Shareholders Resolution
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APRIL IS NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH
April 15, 2021--
DHS, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is hosting a WEBINAR: Faithful Action: Strategies to Support Famililies in Preventing and Protecting Against Online Child Sexual Sexual Exploitation (CLICK TO SIGN UP)
This webinar commemorates the 2021 National Child Abuse Prevention Month and shares resources for faith and community groups on understanding how they can help children to be safer online and support families when their children have been victimized by online sexual exploitation. We have brought together four of the leading organizations in this fight to combat child sexual abuse material. Presenters will provide an overview of the latest research on technology and youth's online risk-taking behaviors, including sexting, sextortion, and online grooming; provide approaches to prevent and reduce online harms of youth; an overview on child sexual exploitation investigations; strategies to support families when their child has been sexually exploited and; resources from the Department of Homeland Security, THORN and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
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Keep Kids Safe Online!
Over the past few years, a coalition of women from the Women's Inclusion Project has been working with other women investors and with a coalition of other investment firms, as well as ICCR and with Christian Brothers Investment Services, on a number of shareholder engagements. Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM) online has been growing at an explosive rate. This is an important issue, and we want to raise investor awareness. As shareholders in Facebook, we are concerned about regulatory risk, in particular. This is how #KeepKidsSafeOnline was born.
The key ask in our resolution is for a board-level report assessing the risk of increased sexual exploitation of children as the Company develops and offers additional privacy tools, such as end-to-end encryption. Mark Zuckerberg has acknowledged that end-to-end encryption will make it harder for Facebook to identify child abuse on the platform. It turns out we were prescient on filing our resolution, as there has been a recent related bipartisan bill in the Senate, the Earn-It Act, which puts pressure on tech companies relative to their exemption from liability for third-party content on their sites related to child abuse. There is likely to be further pressure on revenue and government regulation associated with this issue area.
One Third of Internet users are children and 800 million kids now are on social media.
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Facebook's planned encryption, warning that it will cloak the actions of child predators and make children more vulnerable to sexual abuse. By moving to end-to-end encryption without first taking steps to stop child sexual abuse on its platforms, Facebook will effectively make invisible 70 percent of CSAM cases – an estimated 12 million instances – that are currently being detected and reported.
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