Whats App was contacted for a comment but did not reply.Mark Latonero, who heads the Technology and Human Trafficking Initiative at the University of Southern Carolina, said social media platforms leave traffickers exposed to investigators but the huge volume of posts makes it difficult for police to identify an actual victim, survivor or trafficker.
FAIR Girls said about 90 percent of the people it helped in Washington D. Paris, a speaker at the Nov 17-18 Trust Women conference, said children were easy to manipulate, “especially young girls, unfortunately, looking for love”.
Example (1) The female victim met a male online friend on social networking platform.
Later on, they became online friends and even lovers.
In Indonesia most teenagers use Facebook and some Twitter, says ECPAT Indonesia, an NGO fighting child sex trafficking.
“Most child traffickers use Facebook to get close to and manipulate their victims,” Ahmad Sofian, national coordinator of ECPAT Indonesia, said by phone from Jakarta.
But it does mean traffickers and victims leave permanent traces which can help police to identify them, Europol added.