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Technology and Human Trafficking

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An interdisciplinary team of UNL faculty is studying the role of technology and online advertising in child sex trafficking in the U.S. Researchers hope to combat domestic child sex trafficking by identifying the Internet’s role and the clandestine language used in Web advertising to facilitate sex trafficking. They also plan to conceptualize intelligent software that can identify online advertising of child sex for sale. Anna Shavers, Cline Williams Professor of Citizenship Law, leads a team of faculty from marketing, advertising, journalism and computer science on this project, which is funded by a grant from Microsoft Corp.

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