Google, Microsoft and Amazon have signed a deal to block access to websites containing child pornography, according to a report by the New York Times.
The deal comes after a report in the Indian media claimed that Google, Amazon, Facebook and Microsoft had agreed to block online child pornography sites, which included sites which advertise for sexual acts, or content.
The Times report said the companies would use the terms “sustained” and “continuous” to denote a shutdown.
The agreement was reached at a meeting of the Council of Europe’s Directorate General for Communications in Brussels.
It comes amid growing concerns over online child abuse, with many Western governments, including the US, Britain and Australia, also seeking to clamp down on child pornography websites.
In May, Google and Microsoft also agreed to a “solution” to block child pornography.
Microsoft said in a statement that it will “continue to work with law enforcement authorities to identify and remove child pornography from the internet”.