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--23 child pornography sites Ran by the /FBI/ in a bid to lure and catch online predators',

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posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:07 PM
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23 websites, and the FBI wanted to put malware on the computers of "visitors" to their sites to identify the "visitors".

The site discussed pedo stuff, and run out of a govt facility.

Wonder if any of our very public friends in the DNC are in their reports.




FBI reportedly operated almost two dozen child pornography websites
Investigators allegedly used the sites to lure and catch online predators
Revelation found in files obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union
The sites 'advertised' and 'discussed' child pornography, documents say
An FBI spokesman denied knowing about the 23 websites in question

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 20:49 EST, 12 November 2016 | Updated: 20:51 EST, 12 November 2016

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The FBI reportedly operated almost two dozen child pornography websites hidden on the dark web to lure and catch predators.

Unsealed documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union revealed investigators had the authorization to run 23 such websites.

It had already been known that the agency ran the website, Playpen, to help identify users.

The FBI reportedly operated almost two dozen child pornography websites hidden on the dark web to lure and catch predators

The sites were, 'dedicated to the advertisement of child pornography, the discussion of matters pertinent to child sexual abuse', according to Ars Technica.

The agency's sites also monitored: 'methods and tactics offenders used to abuse children, as well as methods and tactics offenders used to avoid law enforcement detection while perpetuating online child sexual exploitation crimes.'

The FBI hoped to distribute malware to users of the sites so that they could be identified.

The new documents also revealed the trap sites were ran out of a government facility, and they were able to learn the identities and IP addresses of users.

Cybercrime expert Fred Jennings told Ars Technica there is: 'no other way to read (the documents) than websites 1-23 were hosted at a government facility, with the FBI's knowledge and to the FBI's informational benefit.

'It's clever phrasing on their part.'

An FBI spokesman said he was unaware of an operation with 23 websites, according to a statement given to the website


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posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:11 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Yeah, I threw up in my mouth when I read about this. How someone working for the FBI can do such a thing is beyond me. I'm all for capturing these perverts but god damn where is the line?



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:15 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Why the # would the FBI think it would be a good idea to run child porn sites. They obviously distributed content. The FBI themselves should be charged in such a thing.

This is one "sting" operation that is never ok.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:17 PM
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Whatever they need to do to catch these scumbags. I say do it.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:17 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Whatever they need to do to catch these scumbags. I say do it.

So putting up child porn, to catch people that like child porn is ok? WTF?



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:18 PM
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That's the thing, I think, of late: advance the protocol that you're fighting such that you're really advancing.
I don't know that's what the FBI is doing, I just know there are many out there doing just what I describe. But this is a convoluted, twisted issue, for sure, and many whom object then put objective pictoral doctorates online, pretending to fight what they seem to be advancing....just saying.

Understanding this is a tangled web, for sure.
tetra



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: Swills

I'm torn, I know you have to get dirty to clean the sewer line, but wow. How are the FBI officers handling this, this is real serious business.
I would hope this nets large numbers of felons. Hard subject matter to deal with and you are talking to the b@stards that use the innocent children to satisfy their lust. Again I hope this was fruitful.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:24 PM
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So putting up child porn, to catch people that like child porn is ok? WTF?


They call it a DRAGNET.


dragnet : a series of actions that are done by the police in order to catch criminals : a net that is pulled along the bottom of a river, lake, pond, etc., to search for or collect something


And, yeah it borders on entrapment. But, law enforcement uses drugs to catch drug dealers, weapons to catch weapons dealers, money to catch money launderers.


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posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

I dunno, ANON seems to have no problems locating online pedo's and hacking them. There are better ways then setting up your own child porn sites. Jesus... of course the Feds would set up a child porn site....



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Swills

I'm torn, I know you have to get dirty to clean the sewer line, but wow. How are the FBI officers handling this, this is real serious business.
I would hope this nets large numbers of felons. Hard subject matter to deal with and you are talking to the b@stards that use the innocent children to satisfy their lust. Again I hope this was fruitful.


how dirty must we get, really????
I hope it nets the same, but what if it doesn't and just serves to propel the same bull# as ever....
Anyone who uses children to either satisfy their lust or to hold adults hostage to their lust for power should, somehow, be identified, and requistitionally dealt with, imho....
goodthread
tetra



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:25 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Swills

I'm torn, I know you have to get dirty to clean the sewer line, but wow. How are the FBI officers handling this, this is real serious business.
I would hope this nets large numbers of felons. Hard subject matter to deal with and you are talking to the b@stards that use the innocent children to satisfy their lust. Again I hope this was fruitful.

They should be going after the sites that produce this content, NOT producing sites that contain said content. That is #ed up beyond belief.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:27 PM
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So putting up child porn, to catch people that like child porn is ok? WTF?


Seems like entrapment, but the pedo's are looking for illegal stuff. I don't know enough about the law to say either way. Just because the child stuff is out there the pedo has to sign on and get it.
I imagine the site would be set up in such a way to give the web surfer multiple times to stop progressing into the illegal depths of the sight. At least I would hope that is how they set it up.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:27 PM
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I'm torn, I know you have to get dirty to clean the sewer line, but wow. How are the FBI officers handling this, this is real serious business.


Did you see the movie RUSH ?

It's about an undercover DEA agent who gets addicted to the drugs he's "fake" dealing.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:28 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Whatever they need to do to catch these scumbags. I say do it.

I disagree.

They're violating and hurt the victims of the industry by doing this. And it's not one or two sites, it's over 20 sites, likely full of sick and disgusting pictures of victims.

An undercover cop isn't allowed to murder for the cause, for the investigation. So why should these sick government officials be promoting child porn for hopeful sting operations?
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posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:29 PM
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Th cp is already there, they are collecting the purveyors.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Personally, I wish they stopped the war on Drugs and did the War on Pedo.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:29 PM
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I do not see a problem with this.It is on the Dark Web,where these people operate.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:30 PM
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Did you see the movie RUSH ?

It's about an undercover DEA agent who gets addicted to the drugs he's "fake" dealing.
a reply to: windword

I did not see it, but the idea is not lost on me. I would hope they did this all legal like. We will for sure be hearing if it wasn't. Cat is out of the bag.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:31 PM
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Probably a lot of FBI agents working late nights in a locked office room, just trying to catch pervs . You know some of the agents are probably just as bad if not worse than pervs they are trying to catch.



posted on Nov, 12 2016 @ 09:32 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Vector99




So putting up child porn, to catch people that like child porn is ok? WTF?


Seems like entrapment, but the pedo's are looking for illegal stuff. I don't know enough about the law to say either way. Just because the child stuff is out there the pedo has to sign on and get it.
I imagine the site would be set up in such a way to give the web surfer multiple times to stop progressing into the illegal depths of the sight. At least I would hope that is how they set it up.

I don't care about the "good intentions" behind such a thing. The FBI put child porn on the net. That is not ok whatsoever.



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