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NSPCC: 'Breakthrough' removal of child abuse images

For the first time in the UK, the Internet Watch Foundation has joined forces with Facebook and Twitter to remove millions of indecent images of children on the web, by sharing what are called hash lists.

Claire Lilley, head of Child Safety Online at the NSPCC responded to scepticism around whether the initiative will make any real difference.

'What is very exciting is that it can prevent these images being uploaded in the first place.'

In response to the variation of platforms used to distribute material, Lilley said that, 'we need a range of initiatives to target offenders wherever they are on the internet.'

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