Human Trafficking + Social Networks

Out of USC, a September 2011 report “Human Trafficking Online” by Mark Latonero on the role of online social networks in human trafficking.  It shows the darker side of these networks — that traffickers use sites like Craigslist and MySpace to traffic women and children.  It goes on to call for technology companies to be more vigilant in how their sites may be abused, to catch those who are using them to traffic, and to coordinate their efforts to innovate new ways of data mining, user tracking and interventions to root out human trafficking and gather evidence to be used in criminal prosecutions.