We Cannot End Sex Trafficking Without Addressing Demand

Those working to counter human trafficking want to abolish, or at a minimum dissuade, the use of the Internet to advertise commercial sexual exploitation (often called sex trafficking) on well-known websites, including Craigslist and Backpage. Public discourse tends to focus on prosecuting traffickers—the person(s) forcing, coercing or manipulating a person to perform commercial sexual acts—and the perversion of the Internet to facilitate their relationships with unsuspecting victims. Though less is known about the emergent networks of secret chatrooms, open forums, and membership-only platforms that foster exploitation and sordid sub-communities for sex purchase, and purchasers…..

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