In 2007, WikiLeaks released an FBI document detailing a secret code pedophiles allegedly use to communicate with one another. The simple symbols could be on any corporate logo to YouTube videos featuring innocuous titles. In 2016, Field Entertainment inadvertently released toy items containing one of the symbols, and parents initiated an explosive recourse. The company subsequently recalled the items, and the public became aware of an underground issue regarding child safety and sexual predators. By late 2016 and early 2017, concerned patrons began calling out businesses and organizations that boasted the suspicious symbols. Conspiracy theorists threatened the companies, and advocates blew up social media with a movement condemning the various eateries.
The FBI, in conjunction with Europol and US law enforcement, have been vigilant in pursuing and dismantling suspected exploitative child trafficking rings, particularly those that operate via the Internet. Although the FBI has not confirmed the validity of the WikiLeaks document, the alleged symbols have opened public awareness to the possibility of covert predatory communication systems.
The Public Was Made Aware Of The Code Thanks To WikiLeaks
The 'Boy Lover' Symbol
The 'Girl Lover' Symbol
The 'Child Lover' Symbol
The 'Childlove Online Media Activism' Symbol
Toys Were Released Featuring The Symbols