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Freedom Signal

Technology to Combat Online Sex Trafficking

As our daily lives become increasingly tech-enabled, it comes as no surprise that abuse within our communities also innovates with technology. The demand and prevalence of sex trafficking online have grown steadily, where buyers expect the fast convenience and an array of options like ordering a product online. With more and more sex trafficking moving online, it becomes both easier to find victims and harder to distinguish criminal activity.

Seattle Against Slavery has developed an integrated set of technologies to disrupt the purchase and sale of trafficked sex online. We call this platform Freedom Signal.

Victim Reachout
Finding potential victims online & building relationships through a texting platform
Decoy Chatbots
Decoy chatbots pose as minor or adult sex trafficking victims to interact with buyers
Deterrence Sites
Redirecting buyers to deterrence websites with information about consquences & alternatives
Social Media Reinforcement
Reinforcing deterrence messaging on social media with buyer profiles generated from bot data
Search Ad Deterrence
Interrupting buyers who are searching for sex buying opportunities by using keywords to target deterrence messaging
Data Analytics
Developing insights into regional buyer and victim patterns & behaviors

Volunteer with our tech team

Our software is primarily built by volunteer engineers. We're always in need of volunteers who can help us complete features by collaborating remotely or in person in our Seattle office.

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