The Truth About Trump’s Human Trafficking Claim

The Trump camp is claiming that Donald Trump has made huge strides in stemming human trafficking, and they have been comparing Trump’s numbers to Obama’s numbers. However, the claim is false and pernicious.

Dianna Anderson, author of Problematic: How Toxic Call-Out Culture Is Destroying Feminism has pinned down some of the problems with the fake claim being made by Trump, in this twitter stream:

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5 thoughts on “The Truth About Trump’s Human Trafficking Claim

  1. There is also the fact that article 230 of the Communications Decency Act was royally fucked up in a recent vote and signing by the moron in chief. It is what you expect to get when a bunch of technological ignorant farts from both parties see a bill that is advertised to “stop sex trafficking and hold ISPs responsible” and are too effing stupid to think about consequences.

    This bit of stupidity broadens the rules by which people can go after ISPs in the name of stopping sex trafficking. Except the existing rules were already working. There’ve been some immediate consequences:

    — It’s because of this rewrite that Craigslist canned its personals section, as the cost of validating that they were meeting the new requirements were beyond what they could handle.
    — There are several online communities for traditional sex workers in various countries. These were safe havens for them to share information about clients and warnings about people who posed threats. Studies show these communities decrease the chance of assault for the workers — they have more control over who they see, and do not put themselves in as many dangerous situations as they have in the past.

    The net result of this stuff for sex trafficking is simple: the job of the authorities to find it will become more difficult as the traffickers dive deeper into the less conspicuous parts of the web.

    Don’t even get started about the incredibly worrying “Cloud Act” that got stuck into the final 30 or so pages of the big spending bill at 8:30 the night before it was voted on.

    Think FB, Google, and other companies have too much free use of your data? Look at the power that gives our and other governments.

  2. By now one thing is clear: everything the Turd-in-chief says is almost certain to be an exageration or an outright lie. Even Kim-Jong-Un has probably more redeeming features than that maggot.

  3. If you have a source with actual relevant information, write an article with references. A string of tweets
    Does not qualify…

    1. Neither does laziness on your part. None of this is simply from tweets — get off your butt and try to learn something.

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