How Sex Trafficking Became Battleground in Fight Over Big Tech Immunity

By | November 9, 2017

  • November 9, 2017 at 12:02 pm
    Augustine says:
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    Sex trafficking is nothing more than a modern day equivalent of chattel slavery. These website allowing users to facilitate this type of behavior are nothing more than modernized slave auctions. For all the cries of injustice why are so many of the big tech firms silent on this issue? We are up in arms about bathroom bills when in reality slavery is alive and well in the United States and no one discusses it. Amazing.

    • November 9, 2017 at 1:18 pm
      YoSpeedRacerYo says:
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      Technically, sex work is the world’s oldest profession. And slaves don’t get paid. Or retire. Just sayin…

      • November 9, 2017 at 4:06 pm
        FLagent/ins says:
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        Victims of sex trafficking don’t get paid. They are forced into this kind of work and the ‘pimps’ take all the money. That is slavery! Augustine is totally correct about these websites. If banks aren’t allowed to help criminals launder money, then these websites shouldn’t be able to proliferate trafficking.

    • November 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm
      SWFL Agent says:
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      I see your point and I don’t want to make things any easier for sex trafficking or the porn industry either. But I tend to side with the tech industry. Yes, they’ve made it more convenient for trade between parties to take place but wouldn’t it be easier for law enforcement to identify & locate these people as well?

    • November 10, 2017 at 5:51 pm
      Shocked says:
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      You are Absolutely, right, Augustine. It is shocking that this industry is still operating in such a large way in the United States. Tech firms should partner with law enforcement in conducting investigations and create algorithms to alert authorities when content on their sites are involved with sex trafficking/child trafficking.

      As for the reason behind why no one seems to be paying this much attention to the active sex slavery industry, look at our politicians, wealthy businessmen, and high-paid actors, and all the sexual misconduct being revealed in the United States. These are likely some of the same sick individuals that would use these web sites since they view people as objects for pleasure and not human beings.

  • November 9, 2017 at 5:35 pm
    Augustine says:
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    I think people are conflating sex trafficking with the “sex industry.” Strictly speaking, sex trafficking refers to illegally selling individuals on the black market–often underage–for the purposes of sex exploitation. This is not the same thing as prostitution or pornography (even though they can overlap). Sex traffickers often lure women from foreign countries to the target destination under the pretense of legitimate work–it is all a subterfuge for a highly illegal black market sex trade. Once the women arrive in country, they are then held against their will. Backdoor.com is literally allowing people to be trafficked as slaves. Again, this is not standard prostitution or the “sex industry.” It is–literally–selling people on the black market for sex exploitation.

    • November 10, 2017 at 11:57 am
      Agent says:
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      See Taken 1 for a good example of sex trafficking.



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