Statement From the Internet Association (IA) on Child Sexual Abuse Imagery (CSAI)

CSAI has no place in our society — online or offline. IA member companies work with law enforcement and nonprofit organizations, every day to combat child exploitation and the distribution of child sexual abuse imagery (CSAI) online, including by specifically developing and donating technologies that are used to find and remove such images from the internet, and help investigators identify victims and prosecute abusers.

IA member companies detect and take down tens of millions of images and videos every year and refer offenders to law enforcement to bring abusers to justice. They also work closely with groups like the Technology Coalition, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Internet Watch Foundation, Thorn, and Polaris to stop the spread of CSAI. IA and its member companies also support laws that will help eradicate child exploitation both online and offline. That includes supporting the CyberTipline Modernization Act of 2018, which updated the CyberTipline to support the coordination between NCMEC, the public, law enforcement, and the internet sector.

--IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman