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Thursday, November 9, 2023

IS DELETED: App for Pedophiles, Omegle, gets shutdown permanently over predators engagement with minors

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that App for Pedophiles, Omegle, gets shutdown permanently over predators engagement with minors.

Omegle is an app for Pedophiles. Brooks acknowledges this problem in his announcement about the site shutting down. “There can be no honest accounting of Omegle without acknowledging that some people misused it, including to commit unspeakably heinous crimes,” he writes, adding that he attempted to fight back via content moderation and collaboration with authorities.

“Unfortunately, what is right doesn’t always prevail,” his statement continues. “The battle for Omegle has been lost.” The decision to close Omegle’s doors for good apparently came down to the stress and expense of operations amid an increasing barrage of criticism and vaguely defined “attacks”, which may have something to do with growing government crackdowns on social media companies. 

In July 2022, Omegle was dragged to court by a user who claimed that the company paired her a pedophile when she was 11 years old. The plaintiff claimed the predator went on to sexually exploit her, demanding for nude pictures and issuing threats against her for a period of three years.

In big news for trios of teenage girls, creepy old men, and music students whose sense of self depends entirely on fulfilling random strangers’ song requests, Omegle is officially no more. The much-loved and often controversial service – which introduces strangers via video chat – announced its closure in a statement from founder Leif K Brooks.

In the statement, Brooks explains that he founded Omegle 14 years ago to build on the things he loved about the internet. “If the Internet is a manifestation of the ‘global village’,” he writes, “Omegle was meant to be a way of strolling down a street in that village, striking up conversations with the people you ran into along the way.” Which explains why it had a brief renaissance during COVID quarantines.

“Omegle’s moderation even had a positive impact beyond the site. Omegle worked with law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, to help put evildoers in prison where they belong. There are ‘people’ rotting behind bars right now thanks in part to evidence that Omegle proactively collected against them, and tipped the authorities off to.

While Omegle has existed since 2009, the service experienced a surge in users during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has remained popular since then with several recording of users’ video chats going viral on other social media platforms.

However, with the increased popularity also came scrutiny from critics with many claiming that the service become a haven for sexual predators.

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