Crisp announce partnership with the global network that tackles online Child Sexual Abuse Material

Leeds-based tech firm Crisp has announced an enhanced partnership with INHOPE, the global network combatting Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Having supported the organisation for over five years, Crisp has now formally joined INHOPE as a Silver Partner.

INHOPE’s network of 46 hotlines in 42 countries provide the public with a way to anonymously report illegal content online with a focus on CSAM. Reports are viewed by expert analysts who may then issue Notice and Takedown orders – many work directly with local law enforcement agencies. INHOPE also provides its global network with a secure IT infrastructure ‘ICCAM’ that is hosted by INTERPOL. ICCAM facilitates the exchange of CSAM reports between the hotlines and law enforcement agencies.

Crisp is a leading expert in weaponised communication defence, with over 15 years experience in discovering and predicting ​the spread of harmful content on messaging apps, social platforms and beyond. ​Crisp stops toxic, harmful and fake online content from damaging enterprises, social platforms, democracy and public health.

Established in 2005 by online gaming and social media entrepreneur Adam Hildreth, Crisp began protecting children and teenagers using online games and social networks from abuse, sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and other online harms. This relentless focus on stopping communication from being weaponised against those most vulnerable has been Crisp’s mission from day one. Today that passion extends to defending enterprises, brands, publishers and social platforms around the world.

Adam Hildreth, co-founder and CEO of Crisp, said “We’re proud to partner with INHOPE in their fight to end online CSAM. From our earliest days, we’ve been at the forefront of discovering and tracking harmful content online and have worked closely with governments and organisations across the globe. Our formal partnership with INHOPE is recognition of the valuable work they do in combatting CSAM”.

Denton Howard, Executive Director of INHOPE, said “Crisp is a long standing and valued supporter of INHOPE and this year we are delighted to welcome them as Silver Partner. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Crisp in the global fight against online Child Sexual Abuse Material.”

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