Dark truth: Meta's battle against child-sex content on Instagram
- Instagram has become a happy hunting ground for child-sex content providers and users. Can Meta rein them in?
- A probe by Wall Street Journal and academic researchers found Instagram not only hosts child-sex content but its algorithms promote them by connecting pedophiles to content sellers.
Instagram, the popular social-media site owned by Meta Platforms, helps connect and promote a vast network of accounts openly devoted to the commission and purchase of underage-sex content, according to investigations by The Wall Street Journal and researchers at Stanford University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.