Laila's Misrepresentation of IWF Data
TL;DR - Laila deliberately misrepresents the Internet Watch Foundation's data to demonize internet porn. The report itself shows that the responsibility for well over 99% of CSEM cases lies elsewhere. Nevertheless, she attacks a company invested in fighting the problem months before TraffickingHub existed.
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Laila accuses PornHub of lying when it claims their confirmed CSEM cases was 118, but Laila knows the data comes from the Internet Watch Foundation's report.
Page 20 contains a graph that makes it very clear that porn websites are not where a child advocate's energy should go.
Laila generously rounds up "less than one percent" to one percent.
Laila also "overlooks" that the 118 cases were recorded over two years. The actual figure for a year would be 0.000867647% (A desktop calculator used to find this figure actually rounded it down to zero.) On average, IWF found one instance of CSEM on PH every week, in which time the site got over 800 million hits on its legal content.
Page 21 contains data showing Laila's Section 230 and EARN IT Act stances are not effective solutions to combat CSEM, as only 12% of instances were hosted in the U.S.
Page 43 runs contrary to Laila's insistence that parental responsibility is not a factor. The data shows 27% of CSEM is generated by unsupervised minors, not by traffickers.
Laila uses words like "infested" to describe the amount of CSEM on social media, but less than 3% of a day's worth of valid reports came from the public. Less than half of one percent came from commercial websites like PH and Twitter. The rest were found by the professionals who deliberately sought it out.
Over a year, only 28% of public reports are accurate.
MindGeek contributes to the effort to more effectively report CSEM, which Laila tries to spin as a negative for MindGeek and the non-profit organization.
After cherry-picking their work for nearly a year, she disdains the IWF on the basis of credibility.
The press release in question was issued eight months before the TraffickingHub campaign was created, and thus before any of Laila's tweets using IWF data.