New Slaves: Tech Against Human Trafficking

Slavery is no thing of the past in the United States. Hundreds of thousands of victims of human trafficking—or modern-day slaves—suffer on U.S. soil, mostly for sexual exploitation. Many of these children, women, or men are purchased in regions like Southeast Asia and Central Europe and are then flown into the U.S., because sadly, the U.S. has one of the largest demands for sexually-exploited slaves throughout the world.   The general thought among Americans has often been that the problem exists elsewhere, on far distant shores and only in developing countries.    It’s still also a big problem throughout the globe — there’s a total of 20.9 million trafficking victims who have been forced, coerced, or deceived into labor or prostitution.    Trafficking includes far more than just captivity and…

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