The Internet and the Sex Trade

Ryan Dalton at Operation Broken Silence:

Human trafficking is a crime that is changing with the increased connectivity of our world through the internet. While trafficking once was confined to brothels, strip clubs, and massage parlors, modern traffickers are increasingly relying on the anonymity and connectivity provided by the internet to sell victims.

To help fight this, Operation Broken Silence has released two reports this year on Backpage, a website that makes finding sex for sale easier than ever before.

As nerds, we should be ashamed that technology is used this way.