Employees of specialized units of the so-called "postal police" of Italy, who are involved in monitoring the Internet and telecommunications, were able to identify and suppress the activities of the criminal community, engaged in the distribution of child pornography, as Euronews reportув.
As a result, three persons were arrested, about 50 were under investigation.
Images of children and even newborns, including those subjected to sexual violence, were transmitted through the messaging service.
"We opened a network of 50 users who posted illegal content and not only posted, but also exchanged materials on the sexual exploitation of minors, and also distributed these materials," Fabiola Sylvestri, an employee of the Postal Police stated.
Investigators did not disclose what kind of messaging platform the criminals used but admitted that it was widely known. Part of the content was produced by community members at home.
The Italian police said that the Canadian Focal Point, which deals with child abuse, was very helpful in the investigation.
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