Finally, posts from the most commonly listed telephone numbers revealed that identical phone numbers were sometimes used to advertise individuals of different ages and descriptions, in different locations, at different times.
According to researchers, this type of analysis provides insights into potential cases of human trafficking. Kunze, Sex Trafficking Via the Internet: How International Agreements Address the Problem and Fail to Go Far Enough, 10 J.
Increasingly, anti-trafficking groups are employing crowdsourcing tactics to assist in their work.
Craigslist, an online site that provides classified ads and discussion forums for jobs, housing, items for sale, services, local events, and more, has been the subject of numerous anti-trafficking efforts.
Investigations by law enforcement and anti–human trafficking organizations have documented possible instances of online trafficking activity by members of organized crime families. on Commc’n Leadership & Policy, The Rise of Mobile and the Diffusion of Technology-Facilitated Trafficking 20–21 (2012) [hereinafter CCLP 2012 Report], https:// edu/files/2012/11/Human Trafficking2012_Nov128.
The offenders used online services to advertise their illicit businesses, namely, exploiting young women and girls for commercial sex by using such online services as Myredbook.com, Eros.com, Cityvive.com, Adultsearch.com, Craigslist.com, Local Escort Pages.com, Find Hot Escorts.com, Erotic Mug Shots.com, My Provider Guide.com, and Pornographic Statistics, Family Safe Media, statistics.html#anchor6.7.
is The Judges' Journal technology columnist and co-chair of the Journal's Editorial Board.
From the sublime and educational to the provocative and salacious, I am often amazed at the information and materials that can be found on the Internet.According to later news reports, one member of the discussion group did meet the women at the bus depot upon their arrival in New York and convinced them not to meet the “exchange program” contact.It goes without saying that such a massive mobilization of non–law enforcement and nonmilitary personnel in numerous locations in such a short interval to assist and protect these two traveling women would have been impossible without the Internet.Ultimately, Craigslist announced closure of its Adult Services section in the United States, and later expanded the announcement to worldwide closure of its Adult Services section.Opinions are varied whether this result aided the overall effort to combat human trafficking.Searching one such Web site in the Los Angeles area using standard keyword search terms associated with the commercial sex industry, researchers collected data from 18,429 online posts.