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Social Sentinel Joins the Internet Watch Foundation

Posted by Clarence E. Davis on Nov 30, 2015 5:02:34 PM

I believe that the strongest social media threat assessment tools are highly curated, consistently updated and constantly expanding, which is why we regularly work with security experts and safety-focused organizations to keep the keywords, phrases and algorithms catalogued in the Sentinel Search Library ahead of the curve.

One of those companies is Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), a U.K.-based organization that works alongside key players in the online, law enforcement and government sectors to identify, flag and facilitate the removal of child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world.

Social Sentinel’s IWF membership was officially announced – and we couldn’t be more proud to join this internationally-respected organization. Our membership enables the Social Sentinel team to incorporate keywords IWF has associated with child sexual abuse material into the Sentinel Search Library. Further, flagged posts will automatically trigger a real-time alert, so the right safety and security officials can effectively stop the distribution of the content and, more importantly, eliminate further victimization. As IWF CEO Susie Hargreaves said, Social Sentinel’s membership will make its "...efforts to eliminate online child sexual abuse imagery more responsive than ever.”

I encourage all digital safety and security personnel to learn more about IWF, and its successful best practices, which motivated Social Sentinel to volunteer to play a continued role in the organization’s important work. For information about Social Sentinel’s membership, please click here.


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