HEADLINES: Trafficking – June 7th, 2013

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button_icon_trafficking_headlinesVisit our blog on Fridays for our HEADLINES: Trafficking feature, a part of LIRS’s End Human Trafficking campaign.  Human Trafficking is a much overlooked crime, but every Friday I will strive to bring you the most up-to-date news and information on the fight to eradicate trafficking.  Visit https://www.lirs.org/eht for more information on our End Human Trafficking campaign and how to get involved.

Uncool! — Google and Facebook’s Human Trafficking Complicity.  I was speaking at a conference on how to end human trafficking. [Huffington Post]

Interview with Justin Wassel: Human Trafficking Abolitionist.  Justin Wassel, author of the blog, Crossover at Eagles Point is an anti-human trafficking abolitionist. Today he spoke with us about his philosophy and his mission.  [Washington Times]

The Fight is on Against Sex Trafficking in New York State.  Child advocates and human trafficking activists across the country have all eyes turned to New York State, where a bill that includes protections for child victims of sex trafficking is plodding its way through the Legislature.  [Huffington Post]

Bill Creating Fund for Sex Trafficking Victims Heads to Governor.  Legislation to create a fund dedicated to help victims of sex trafficking and to require convicted perpetrators of child trafficking to pay their victims restitution cleared its final legislative hurdle Tuesday. [Times-Picayune]

Sex Trafficking Needs Spotlight.  The use of task forces to fight methamphetamine and child pornography in South Dakota is being expanded to a war against sex traffickers.  [Argus Leader]

When it Comes to Sex Trafficking, Tech is Far from Neutral.  Many of us live in a bubble where technology is a magical thing, a thing to be fiercely but safely debated on Twitter and in the blogosphere … which is why we don’t realize that tech has become the latest and most divisive actor (along with religion and politics) in discussions about sex trafficking.  [Wired]

Facebook Refuses to Pull Extremely NSFW Red Light District Page.  Facebook, in its infinite wisdom, has opted not to remove a page for a red light district in India. The page contains explicit photos and prostitutes that appear to be children.  [Daily Dot]

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