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WhatsApp has streamlined business communication for human smuggling

Aug 1, 2023
Social media has transformed global communication, benefiting those who are in the business of guiding and transporting migrants seeking better lives.
Social media and direct messaging apps, like WhatsApp, have become a major asset in the lucrative business of human smuggling.
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Big tech warms up to Senate bill that would roll back some internet protections

Nov 10, 2017
SESTA would crack down on the use of internet sites to promote sex trafficking by holding them liable.
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Lawmakers introduce bill to help healthcare providers aid human trafficking victims

Jun 9, 2016
If passed, the legislation would establish a Department of Health and Human Services training program to address the issue.
A newly introduced bill would establish a Department of Health and Human Services training program to address human trafficking.
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Identifying trafficking victims is just the start of health care's challenge

Mar 4, 2016
The system still needs to learn how to help people held against their will.
Dr. Hanni Stoklosa speaks with a patient. 
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