Social media permeates every aspect of sex trafficking from victim targeting, team recruitment, buyer advertising, and witness tampering. Young people post every aspect of their lives on social media, and traffickers seize this information and use it to identify and manipulate victims. This presentation will explore the key role that social media plays in the victimization of children by traffickers. It will also discuss the pervasiveness and glorification of pimp culture in the media, and how that impacts victims and jurors during prosecutions.
Identify signs of sex trafficking observed on social media.
Identify social media trends that add to the problem of sex trafficking of minors.