I'm thinking that the strips are a news item relevant to the agency running on a world-wide news channel (BBC/CNN/Al Jazeera) and then when a local media picks up the story.
"1 in 4 children are sexually abused by the internet."
Is that physically possible?
I recommend you take a look at the classic (and timeless) "A Rape in Cyberspace" by Julian Dibbell http://www.juliandibbell.com/text/bungle.html More than ten years old, but containing a core of truth none-the-less.
Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him.