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Complaints about dangerous info on Internet rise 14% in 2013 — expert

June 11, 2014, 12:06 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, June 11. /ITAR-TASS/. The number of complaints about dangerous information emerging in the Internet increased by 14% in 2013 to 1.2 million applications, the Safe Internet League, a major Russian organization fighting dangerous Web content, said in a press release on Wednesday, citing the INHOPE Foundation data.

Of the total, 55,000 complaints are linked to child pornography, up 47% on the year. Such materials are the most often found on websites, 37% of cases; file hostings, 29% of cases; photo-hostings, 22% of cases; and social networks, 7% of cases.

INHOPE expects that the growth of a number of Internet users will trigger expansion of demand for illegal and dangerous content, including extremist information, drugs and alcohol propaganda.

Created under the umbrella of the EU, the INHOPE Foundation unites 49 hot lines in 43 countries, including Russia. The goals and mission of the foundation are to financially sponsor and support startup activities of new hotlines outside of the EU.

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