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Human Trafficking

This guide provides information about global human trafficking

A Caution About Online Resources

While the Internet makes it possible for students to access plenty of excellent information, it also provides a platform for individuals and groups to spread misinformation. Indeed, some have used serious problems such as human trafficking to disseminate falsehoods, to advance conspiracy theories, and even to recruit people who will sympathize with their causes. These tactics are especially common on social media. It is crucial to vet sources thoroughly--to challenge extreme ideas, to check credentials, and to look for bias. For more about how to avoid false information, see Oakton's guide about Fake News: Telling Fact from Fiction.

Here are two articles explaining how one conspiracy group co-opted hashtags on social media to gain supporters: one from Atlantic and one from NBC News

Government Websites

Non-Governmental Organizations


Frontline is an investigative journalism program of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). 
Length: 54:47



Faces of Human Trafficking is a series of short videos from the Office for Victims of Crime. The entire playlist is available by clicking here.
Length: 6:09



In this TED Talk, journalist Noy Thrupkaew explains how forced labor provides consumers with bargains. Find her recommended reading list here.
Length: 18:51