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January 11, 2019 — Human Trafficking Awareness Day
Today is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and it is estimated that 25 million people around the world are victims of human trafficking. That is 25 million people trapped in modern-day slavery, often subject to forced labor or sexual exploitation.
The tech industry is committed to fighting this abhorrent practice at home and abroad. From using cutting-edge technology to crawl web platforms for evidence of trafficking and exploitation, to partnering with non-profits and NGOs to equip people with the skills and training to identify signs of foul play, tech is helping law enforcement bring human traffickers to justice. See how below.
What we're reading
New Technology to Fight Child Exploitation | Facebook
How Big Data Battles Human Trafficking | U.S. News & World Report
Technology Companies Turn to Apprenticeships in Tight Labor Market | The Washington Post
Amazon Helps Scanlan Start Computer Science Program | Bronx Times
What we're watching
The innovation economy on social media