This Chatbot Aims to Steer People Away From Child Abuse Material
Using the chatbot is more direct and maybe more engaging, says Donald Findlater, the director of the Stop It Now help line run by the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.
In December 2020, Pornhub removed more than 10 million videos from its website and started requiring people uploading content to verify their identity.
Those involved in the chatbot project say Pornhub volunteered to take part, isn’t being paid to do so, and that the system will run on Pornhub’s UK website for the next year before being evaluated by external academics.
There was a “thirteen-fold reduction” in the number of searches for child sexual abuse material as a result of the warnings, Google said in 2018.
However, if this was to happen, the triggers that cause it to pop up would have to be evaluated and the system rebuilt for the specific website that it is on.