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Facebook Accounts For Over Half of Sex Trafficing Recruitment

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CBS News: The majority of online recruitment in active sex trafficking cases in the U.S. last year took place on Facebook, according to the Human Trafficking Institute's 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report. "The internet has become the dominant tool that traffickers use to recruit victims, and they often recruit them on a number of very common social networking websites," Human Trafficking Institute CEO Victor Boutros said on CBSN Wednesday. "Facebook o...
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Facebook was used to recruit victims in more than half of sex trafficking cases in 2020, according to a new report

Facebook set to soar throughout 2021, says BofA. SOPA Images/Getty Images A report found that 59% of online sex trafficking recruitment in 2020 took place on Facebook. Facebook reported earlier this year that it found more than 20 million child sex abuse images. The internet has become a major platform for sex trafficking recruitment in recent years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most online recruitment in active sex trafficking cases during 2020 in the US was on Faceboo...
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