How The FBI Ended Up Running A Child Porn Website

Law360, New York (September 8, 2016, 12:37 PM EDT) -- For 14 days in 2015, the FBI ran a child pornography website known as “Playpen.”[1] The site was accessed by over 1,300 users during that time and hosted more than 23,000 images and videos. Other estimates put the number of images as high as 48,000. Users were able to access, view, download and save child pornography hosted on FBI servers. Some of the images depicted children who weren’t even in kindergarten yet.

The Dark Web

Before being taken over by the FBI, Playpen was a site that operated on the “dark web.” The dark web refers to portions of the internet that...

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