Technology company Crisp Thinking has said that the Channel 4 investigation into Habbo Hotel has proved that human moderators cannot stop online sex predators, as the site plans to let users chat again.
The company, which has a technology which was found to be 98.4% accurate in identifying online predators looking for victims, said that it would take hundreds of hours for police to check through the chat logs.
Noel McHugh, acting Detective Chief Inspector from the Met's Paedophile Unit, said: “The message is clear, we will use all lawful methods to capture paedophiles, and we are constantly looking for technological solutions to apprehend the most dangerous offenders and to safeguard the most vulnerable.
“We faced a mammoth task in reading through over 5,000 logs, some running to pages. For an officer to manually read every page would have taken a considerable amount of time.”