Online pro-eating-disorder communities are easy targets for sexual predators

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Mar 30 · 7 min read

Experts say pro-eating-disorder communities are often targeted by predators because they are full of young, vulnerable people.

Photos from an online eating-disorder community.
There is a clear link between online eating-disorder communities and predatory grooming. Photo: picture alliance/Getty Images

By Lindsay Dodgson

Warning: This story discusses eating disorders and sexual violence.