155chan was a popular social media site that aimed to be a safe place for teenagers to meet and hang out. However, the site had a number of issues and in the end, it was closed. Here’s a look at what happened to the site and how it impacted the tech industry.
CSAM’s impact on the tech industry
CSAM (child sexual abuse material) has become an overwhelming threat to the online community. This is the result of underregulation of tech platforms and the spread of CSAM on the Internet. Although the law calls for companies to report CSAM, there is little incentive for these companies to do so. The EARN IT Act, proposed by a bipartisan group of senators, would change the statutory landscape to make tech platforms more responsible for CSAM. It would also give the government the ability to incentivize tech companies to detect CSAM and act against it.
The act will create a Commission of experts, chaired by the Attorney General, which will develop recommendations to tech companies on how to best combat CSAM. These recommendations would include best practices for internet-based companies, such as using government-approved photo-matching software to identify CSAM. It will also develop guidelines for best practices for CSAM-related legal reporting. The Commission will be made up of industry representatives and government officials.
These recommendations are not legally binding, but they will likely set a standard for how companies should report potential violations of CSAM laws to law enforcement. This will help to streamline law enforcement priorities and make it easier to investigate child abuse crimes. The recommendations are based on a number of factors, including how companies engage with law enforcement and what types of information they choose to include in reports. It is possible that the Commission’s recommendations will be socially beneficial, as well.
The Commission will also develop best practices to reduce CSAM, and recommend ways for companies to avoid civil lawsuits. This could be the first step to shielding tech platforms from civil litigation. However, if the Commission’s recommendations are not followed, they may have a harmful effect. The commission will largely be responsible for developing best practices, but the technology companies that create these platforms will be exposed to civil lawsuits.
The current version of the Act is a bit weaker, leaving the Commission’s recommendations to be implied. The Commission, though, is expected to develop detailed guidelines, and this will likely impose a greater level of commitment on companies than has been shown in the past. The Commission’s recommendations are not legally binding, but courts will likely consider them in the context of independent incentives. In addition, the Commission’s recommendations would likely be endorsed by the Department of Justice.
The Act would also incentivize companies to train content moderators to better identify and report CSAM. The government would also encourage companies to hire employees to directly communicate with law enforcement about CSAM. These efforts are necessary to stop CSAM’s spread. The Act also requires companies to keep records of CSAM for 90 days, and to maintain a centralized repository of CSAM images for evidence.