Miami Herald quotes Mark Latonero in latest article on human trafficking online

The Miami Herald quotes director of research Mark Latonero in their latest article, Young prostitutes off the streets and online.

The article sites Latonero’s expertise and continued research on human trafficking in the world of online communities.

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Excerpt from the Miami Herald:

Latonero’s human trafficking online report, published last year, says the Craigslist shutdown, followed by the migration to Backpage, suggest that truly ending human trafficking is more complicated than shutting down one website. The entire ecosystem — from the recruitment to the grooming and the selling, almost all done via the Internet — must be addressed.

“The private sector capitalizes on the online visibility of Internet users by routinely collecting data on consumer behaviors for targeted marketing and advertising strategies,” he wrote. “Yet efforts to harness data and technological tools to address social problems lag behind.”