(BREAKING WIDE) – Pedophiles Caught Using New Trick on Social Media to Promote Child Sex.
They employ the use of pizza and cheese emojis on Instagram to find, sell and trade images of child abuse.
Activists online and groups fear that the debunked “pizzagate” conspiracy theory which emerged in 2016, may have inspired online abusers to adopt pizza and cheese emojis online as a secret signal to other paedophiles.
The “pizzagate” theory claimed that leaked emails from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton contained coded messages connecting several high-ranking Democratic Party officials and U.S eateries with a child sex and human trafficking ring. One of the allegedly involved establishments was the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C. – hence the title “pizzagate”.
India, who runs anti-child abuse Instagram page PD_Protect told The Metro newspaper that she’s now seen “thousands” of suspected paedophile accounts using pizza and cheese emojis – or references to them – as a way of flagging their interest in images of child abuse.
India told The Metro: “I have seen thousands of accounts with these emojis, they come up all the time. Often the word pizza will be within their username, their bio will be full of pizza emojis, or “I love cheese pizza”, but their picture will be of a child. “They don’t necessarily share illicit things on their accounts, but they link elsewhere, or they post screenshots of filing systems and invite people to direct message them. I’ve just sent a list of over 2,000 accounts to Instagram, not all of them pizza related, but with a fair number of them on there. They removed every single one in six plus days”.
While India doesn’t necessarily believe the references are linked to the 2016 “pizzagate” conspiracy theory, the words “cheese pizza” have been theorized to be code for “child pornography” before.
Some of the suspected paedophile accounts are reportedly describing themselves as CP “traders” or “sellers”, providing Telegram or Facebook links in their Instagram bios. You can report any suspected account here
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