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A cross-party body has called for more funding to tackle the rapid spread of images of child abuse online, and warned that current efforts may prove "woefully insufficient."
The Commons committee welcomed the commitment by the Internet Watch Foundation to embark on proactive searching for abuse, but warned there were "concerns" about current levels of funding and capacity.
It said there was:
Tory MP John Whittingdale has called on internet companies to do more to protect children from viewing images of child abuse and porn online.
In a warning that current efforts to eradicate images of child abuse may prove "woefully inadequate" he said:
Efforts by the internet industry to eradicate images of child abuse online may prove "woefully insufficient", MPs said as they called for more action to improve online safety.
The call comes as it emerged that additional funding to the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has resulted in the recruitment of seven extra full-time staff to track down illegal images.
Last year Google pledged £1 million to tackle the issue of child abuse images online.
The move came amid severe criticism of internet firms for inaction following a number of child murder cases with porn connections.