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November 8, 2018

By Daniel Romein

Europol’s Asian City Child Abuse Photographs Geolocated

Since 2017 the European Union Agency of Law Enforcement Cooperation, better known as Europol, has been crowdsourcing parts of or heavily censored photographs, related to child abuse crimes in their “Stop Child Abuse – Trace an Object” campaign. Within two weeks after the start of their campaign Europol received 10.000 contributions from the public. Bellingcat,…

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January 4, 2018

By Christiaan Triebert

New Objects Identified in Europol’s “Stop Child Abuse” Crowdsourcing Campaign — Third Update

Europol, the law enforcement agency of the European Union, asks the public for help in countering child pornography. Despite all their detection methods, they sometimes encounter objects in child abuse footage of which they have no idea what or where it is. You may be able to help identify these objects and places. Bellingcat started…

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August 28, 2017

By Christiaan Triebert

New Objects Identified in Europol’s “Stop Child Abuse” Campaign — Second Update

Europol, the law enforcement agency of the European Union, has asked the help of the crowd in countering child pornography. Despite all their detection methods, they sometimes encounter objects in child abuse footage of which they have no idea what it is or where they are. Following Europol’s call for help, Bellingcat started a crowdsourcing…

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June 15, 2017

By Christiaan Triebert

Update on Crowdsourcing Europol’s “Stop Child Abuse – Trace an Object” Campaign

Following Bellingcat’s attempt to support Europol’s call for help to identify objects related to child abuse, several objects have been positively identified. Here’s an update. Objects Successfully Identified One of the plastic bags was quickly identified bag from Tesco, a British multinational grocery retailer. Tesco operates in other European countries too, but we assume the company…

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June 1, 2017

By Christiaan Triebert

Crowdsourcing Europol’s “Stop Child Abuse – Trace an Object” Campaign

Europol has recently published a request for help from members of the public to identify objects taken from images of child abuse: The most innocent clues can sometimes help crack a case. The objects are all taken from the background of an image with sexually explicit material involving minors. For all images below, every other…

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