How Technology is Saving Lives by Tackling Human Trafficking
New technologies are becoming increasingly sophisticated and are playing a key role in eliminating human trafficking. Some are used to discover and rescue victims, while others can identify networks of perpetrators.
Technology is both a blessing and a curse for officials fighting against human trafficking.
With the rise of social media and a world growing smaller through communication platforms, as well as the accessibility of online advertisements and encrypted messaging apps, traffickers have a host of technologies at their fingertips to help entrap victims, advertise their services and cover up their own illegal activity.