Online Sex Trade Flourishing Despite Efforts to Curb It – NYTimes.com

The New York Times quoted CCLP Director of Research and Instruction Mark Latonero about using social media tools to combat the flourishing online human trafficking epidemic. The online sex trade is flourishing despite nationwide campaigns and pressure from government leaders. But California is now leading the country in responding to the rapidly expanding online sex trade. In February, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris convened leaders from nonprofit, law enforcement and technology companies to gather information for an updated report on human trafficking in the state. “This is an opportunity to observe the social behaviors which underlie the trafficking trade, which is essential if you want to combat it” said Latonero. “We’re trying to crack the code.” Read the article in full here.

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