ARIZONA (Web Desk) – The United States government was the biggest promoter of child pornography for a brief period of time last year, it has been revealed.

According to the details, the FBI took control of Playpen, largest dark web child pornography site at the time in February 2015 but instead of shutting the site down, the agency kept it going for just under two weeks to nab the culprits.During the short span of time, more of the visitors poured in on the website.

According to some observers the stats vindicate the fact that the website boosted under the government’s control and users lauded the improvements as well.

“The number of visitors to Playpen while it was under Government control [increased] from an average of 11,000 weekly visitors to approximately 50,000 per week. During those two weeks, the website’s membership grew by over 30%, the number of unique weekly visitors to the site more than quadrupled, and approximately 200 videos, 9,000 images, and 13,000 links to child pornography were posted on the site” a lawyer revealed.

“Indeed, government agents worked hard to upgrade the website’s capability to distribute large amounts of child pornography quickly and efficiently, resulting in more users receiving more child pornography faster than they ever did when the website was running ‘illegally” the counsel added in his report.

Ina  bid to track the paedophiles across the globe, the FBI hacked some 4000 computers consequently charging 186 people.