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Weaponizing Blogging and Website Building Platforms

Blogging and website building platforms are being abused by bad actors.

With the promotion of illegal goods, violent activities, and dangerous and harmful materials on blogging and website building platforms, the industry faces a systemic problem

To understand the scale of abuse, ActiveFence surveyed some of the largest blogging and website-building platforms. Within the platforms investigated, we found that:

  • 33% host child sexual abuse material
  • 100% host official terrorist content, including content that incites violence and depicts the murder of civilians and captured soldiers
  • 100% are used to share racial, religious, and nationalistically motivated hatred, including content that incites violence

In this report, we share how ActiveFence identified this harmful content using cross-platform specialist research and analysis of metadata.

Download the full report to understand these harmful activities, the damage they cause and how ActiveFence’s solution can help blogging and website-building platforms fight these bad actors. 


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Ariella Rothschild

Ariella is a content marketer at ActiveFence. In her ten years of marketing and writing experience for NGOs and startups, Ariella has focused on disinformation, health, and women's rights content. At ActiveFence, Ariella develops Trust & Safety resources on industry best practices, policy, and regulation.