On the presence of child sex abuse in bittorrent networks

Yuval Shavitt, Noa Zilberman

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Peer-to-peer networks' widespread use makes multimedia files available to users worldwide. However, such networks are often used to spread illegal material while the data source and acquiring users remain anonymous. This article analyzes activity measurements in the BitTorrent network and examines child sex abuse activity through three major BitTorrent Web portals.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6407128
Pages (from-to)60-66
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Internet Computing
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2013


  • BitTorrent
  • P2P
  • child sex abuse
  • file sharing
  • peer to peer


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