Such newly discovered material is reported by Facebook to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC).
Groomers ‘targeting children’
“What Facebook hasn’t told us is how many potentially inappropriate accounts it knows about, or how it’s identifying which accounts could be responsible for grooming and abusing children” said Tony Stower, head of child safety online for the NSPCC.
“And let’s be clear, police have told us that Facebook-owned apps are being used by groomers to target children.”
Mr Stower called for mandatory transparency reports from social networks which would detail the “full extent” of harms faced by children on their websites.
He added that regulation was needed to ensure effective grooming prevention online.