Social Media

Social media is a way for people to connect and share information and ideas with each other using the internet. It involves using websites and apps that allow users to create and share content, such as posts, photos, videos, and messages.

Some of the most popular social media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. These platforms allow users to create a personal profile, add other users as friends or followers, and share content with their network.

Users can also interact with each other on social media, by commenting on or liking each other’s posts, sending private messages, and participating in online communities or groups.

Overall, social media is a way for people to stay connected and share information and ideas with each other, regardless of where they are in the world. It is an important tool for communication, networking, and self-expression.

Exploitation through social media

People can be exploited through social media in a number of ways. Some of the most common ways include:

Scammers and fraudsters can use social media to target victims and trick them into giving away personal information or money. They may create fake profiles or accounts and pose as someone else, or they may use phishing or other tactics to lure people in.

Predators and abusers can use social media to stalk, harass, or exploit vulnerable individuals. They may use the platform to locate and target potential victims, or to manipulate and control them.

Employers and companies can use social media to exploit workers or customers. They may use the platform to monitor their employees’ activities or to collect personal information without consent. They may also use it to spread misinformation or propaganda, or to manipulate public opinion.

Governments and other authorities can use social media to suppress free speech and restrict access to information. They may censor or block certain content or accounts, or use algorithms and other techniques to manipulate the platform and control what people see and hear.

Overall, social media can be a powerful tool for good, but it can also be exploited to harm and manipulate people. It is important for users to be aware of these risks and to take steps to protect themselves.

'Furry' accused of forcing woman into porn looked up to Andrew Tate, Elon Musk: court docs
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'Furry' accused of forcing woman into porn looked up to Andrew Tate, Elon Musk: court docs

A Wisconsin “furry” accused of holding a woman hostage and forcing her to work as cam girl looked up to Elon Musk and Andrew Tate, according to a report. Austin Koeckeritz was being held Friday at a Pierce County jail on $300,000 bond. He’s facing a federal labor-trafficking charge for allegedly enslaving a woman between…

UHP arrests man suspected of trafficking New England teen – KSL NewsRadio
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UHP arrests man suspected of trafficking New England teen – KSL NewsRadio

HURRICANE, Utah —  Police arrested a man in Washington County on suspicion of human trafficking a child on Thursday.  According to court documents, the Utah Highway Patrol pulled over Tevon Jarrell Cullors-Tillman after his car was spotted driving erratically. The officer became suspicious of the relationship between 35-year-old Cullors-Tillman and the passenger after she gave…

Tate rape allegations, text exchanges with women detailed in court document
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Tate rape allegations, text exchanges with women detailed in court document

Andrew Tate, the self-styled “king of toxic masculinity” who was arrested in Romania on allegations of running a human trafficking ring, is being investigated for two counts of rape, according to a court order obtained by The Washington Post, which also includes excerpts of extensive phone message conversations showing how Tate and his brother are…

Anyone Questioning Alleged Human Trafficking Survivor Eliza Bleu’s Story Is Getting Banned on Twitter
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Anyone Questioning Alleged Human Trafficking Survivor Eliza Bleu’s Story Is Getting Banned on Twitter

Editor’s note: we are providing this story for your reference and your research. It is an evolving topic. We feel it is important to provide topical issues that need to be tracked for historical reference. Our understanding is that her work with Musk to battle CSAM on Twitter is important, and separate, from this controversy. …

‘Can’t fall in love on social media:’ Human trafficking prevention program teaches students about red flags
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‘Can’t fall in love on social media:’ Human trafficking prevention program teaches students about red flags

GRANT, Mich. — When School Resource Officer Justin Visser reflects on the human trafficking situation that was averted recently, he said he’s astounded. However, what stands out to him most is the 16-year-old’s bravery to speak up. “The biggest thing I reflect on is the strength of the young lady coming forward, and this program…

Sault Ste. Marie airport staff training to spot signs of human trafficking
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Sault Ste. Marie airport staff training to spot signs of human trafficking

The Sault Ste. Marie Airport has joined a list of airports throughout the country that offer training to staff to help them recognize signs of human trafficking. The Sault airport has partnered with an organization called Not In My City, which aims to raise awareness about human trafficking, and helps people prevent the crime. A…

Unbound Now BCS, BCSO launch new human trafficking task force | kagstv.com
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Unbound Now BCS, BCSO launch new human trafficking task force | kagstv.com

Nine counties will be covered by the new task force in effort to stop human trafficking in the Brazos Valley. BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — This past October, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office and Unbound Now BCS received a $1.5 million grant to create a regional human trafficking taskforce, and now they are getting ready to…

The Value of Collaboration in Addressing Commercial Sexual Exploitation, from Prevention and Awareness to Supporting Healing and Everything in Between
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The Value of Collaboration in Addressing Commercial Sexual Exploitation, from Prevention and Awareness to Supporting Healing and Everything in Between

From the Office of the Texas Governor | Greg Abbott | Child Sex Trafficking – Archived Webinars Presented on January 24, 2023 Lubbock organizations One Voice Home, Open Door, and Voice of Hope as they discuss how they have partnered to elevate awareness about Human Trafficking in the area and through this partnership are providing…

Madison County wraps up Human Trafficking Awareness Prevention Month
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Madison County wraps up Human Trafficking Awareness Prevention Month

Jan. 30—WAMPSVILLE, N.Y. — Human Trafficking Awareness Month will end in February but Madison County officials continue to combat the national problem of human trafficking on a local level. Those seeking may call 315-366-2548 option 5, or ask to speak to a School and Youth Development Coordinator. County services include the Safe Harbour Program, which…

Victim's Mother Shares Horrific Ordeal of Human Trafficking – NBC Boston
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Victim's Mother Shares Horrific Ordeal of Human Trafficking – NBC Boston

A teenager said she was drugged, sexually assaulted and trafficked after meeting a stranger on social media.  She’s one of the thousands of victims targeted across the country each year with cases happening behind closed doors in cities and small towns. The NBC10 Investigators spoke with the mother of the teen who survived this horrific…