The European Union’s police authority Europol is turning to the crowd for help to solve cases of child abuse. Yesterday, Europol launched a new web portal that shows everyday objects that are visible in the background of child pornography.
Europol hopes to narrow down the location of where the material was filmed/photographed through these objects. Some might be unique to a country (such as a shampoo bottle), some to a town (for example a plastic shopping bag on which part of a name is visible) and some even to a house (such as a view from a window).
In the first day since the launch, Europol has already received 4,500 tips.
Please take a look and see whether you can identify any of the objects here.