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Google to block abuse images

Web searches for child abuse images will be blocked for the first time by Google and Microsoft after mounting pressure. New software is to be introduced that will automatically block 100,000 "unambiguous" search terms which lead to illegal content.

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Campaigners warn crackdown 'will not stop abusers'

Campaigners have warned that a crackdown by Microsoft and Google on internet searches for child abuse images will not stop paedophiles using the web to share photos and videos.

Shaun Kelly, head of safeguarding at Action for Children and a member of the UK council for Child Internet Safety said: "This is a positive leap forward in the fight to keep children safe online.

Google and Microsoft announced a crackdown on internet searches for child abuse images. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

"However, we must ensure that this level of work is maintained and remains at the forefront of internet protection".

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