Tech Bros Bought Sex Trafficking Victims By Using Amazon and Microsoft Work Emails

Posted by on December 21, 2017 in Media Coverage, News

Nina Burleigh writes for Newsweek about men in the Seattle area who used their work emails at tech companies to purchase sex.

Alex Trouteaud, director of Policy and Research at Demand Abolition, another national anti-trafficking organization, said the tech sector is a “culture that has readily embraced trafficking.” As an example of the industry’s nonchalant attitude, he recalled that in its early days, Uber published a blog post that analyzed their data on ride sharing, focused on the Bay Area, and included people who were paying for prostitution. “They made a map using their ride-share data, like it was a funny thing they could do with their data. It was done so flippantly,” Trouteaud said.

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