TraffickCam is Asking Travellers to Fight Sex Trafficking

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 30, 2016
References: traffickcam.org & fastcoexist
This mobile app is helping you fight sex trafficking directly. The TraffickCam app was created by the Exchange Initiative at Nix Conference & Meeting Management. Users of the smartphone application simply upload pictures of the hotel rooms they stay in while travelling so police can match them to ones posted by traffickers advertising their posing victims.

This gives investigators a better idea of where such pictures are being taken. The goal is to create an online database of images of hotel rooms that police can easily search to fight sex trafficking and not be left helpless with pictures of people being trafficked in unidentifiable hotel accommodations.

This endeavor enlists everyday people to take action in a relatively painless and even effortless way, which will surely appeal to what some dub slacktivists.