Europol Turns to the Crowd to Identify Locations of Child Abuse

Stop Child AbuseThe 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.