Chasing shadows: can technology save the slaves it snared?

by Kieran Guilbert | KieranG77 | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:01 GMT

By Kieran Guilbert

LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For Filipina teenager Ruby, a Facebook message offering a job in a cyber cafe across the country seemed too good to be true.

It was.

Days later, the 16-year-old orphan was dragged in front of a webcam by her new employers and forced to perform sex acts for clients - becoming another captive in the growing global slave trade to be lured, trapped and abused through technology.

Chasing Shadows
Can technology save the slaves it snared?

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