Blame the Messenger

Child exploitation is rampant online, and Facebook’s chat platform is a big part of the problem

Damon Beres
OneZero
Published in
6 min readSep 30, 2019

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A photo of the Messenger logo on a smartphone with a chip background.
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FFacebook is many things: a social network; a conglomeration of multimedia publishing apps; and now, the world has learned, perhaps the largest mainstream distributor of videos and pictures in which children are sexually abused.

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Damon Beres
OneZero

Co-Founder and Former Editor in Chief, OneZero at Medium