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COUNTERING

CRIME ONLINE

You think scary crime isn’t next door. You’re right. It’s in your home.

GLOBAL

More than one-third of the world’s population uses social media.

ANONYMOUS

As many as 25% of profiles are avatars, enabling criminals to hide plain sight.

UNREGULATED

Outdated legislation means tech firms       aren’t liable for what gets posted.

ACCO IS made up of passionate individuals trying to counter a serious threat. 

We have come together, with few resources, to fight one of the most alarming societal problems of our time. Many of us are experts in our field. In most cases, we found each other by chance.

Every day, we battle injustice and illegality on the Internet. At the moment, there is a shocking array of criminal activity on social media platforms, from huge online markets for endangered species and priceless antiquities, to illegal drug sales and human trafficking.

Our team’s values include: A deep commitment to justice, a dedication to fight evil and exploitation in all its forms, and the unblinking courage to investigate some of the worst aspects of humankind. Everyone on this team has taken on fundamental risks and made sacrifices to do what they do out of passion for the subjects they seek to protect. And now we are  taking on one of the world’s most powerful, well-funded industries.

We may not have much in the way of resources, but we know we are on the right side of history, and that counts for a lot. As Margaret Mead put it, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Get Involved

Are you concerned about the financing of terrorism? About endangered species disappearing? About children being trafficked for sex?

Are you angry about what the Internet has become? You are not alone.

You can play a vital role: Spreading word of the ACCO project, raising the urgency with Congress, and keeping us moving forward.

Support our work

We can’t do this without you! Taking on one of the biggest, richest industries in the world costs money, and we operate on a shoestring budget. We rely on people like you to keep our work going. Please take a moment, and make a donation. Every $5 helps.

Spread the Word

The majority of Americans aren’t even aware this is a problem, including many lawmakers and regulators. Get involved and help us change that! Follow @CounteringCrime on Twitter. Forward our tweets, and post about our work to your friends and followers.

Stand With Us

Tell Congress that you want to see Facebook and other social media platforms regulated.

It’s time to act, join us in making a difference!

 

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