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A TikToker shared she was nearly trafficked while solo traveling, sparking debate

'This can happen anywhere.'

On May 25, 2022 by Rebekah Harding

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Man who shot wife says QAnon believers told him she worked for the CIA

Troy Burke claims QAnon believers told him his wife was a CIA asset involved in sex trafficking.

On Feb 9, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

In a Twitter thread, a woman says she thinks a hotel she stayed at is involved in human trafficking.

Black woman says man repeatedly tried to break into her room at 1am in D.C. hotel, suspects trafficking ring (updated)

The viral claim sparked several replies echoing similar concerns.

On Oct 14, 2021 by Tricia Crimmins

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Conspiracy theories about a human trafficking casino are going viral on TikTok

Despite many of the claims being easily debunked, countless users believe them to be true.

On Aug 4, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Republican promotes video of woman claiming Beyoncé trafficked her

Angela Stanton-King, who has openly promoted the QAnon conspiracy, has a checkered history.

On Nov 11, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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Conspiracy theorists are linking the discovery of missing children to Ghislaine Maxwell’s arrest

The theory surfaced after 39 missing children were found in Georgia.

On Sep 5, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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Conspiracy theorists think Justin Bieber secretly confirmed ‘Yummy’ is about Pizzagate

Someone purportedly asked him to touch his hat if the rumors 'are true' during a recent Instagram live stream.

On Jun 20, 2020 by Mikael Thalen

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YouTube rapper who glorifies pimping has been charged with human trafficking

In one of his videos, he rapped, 'All I want to do is pimp. Pimp, pimp, pimp, pimp.'

On Jun 18, 2019 by Josh Katzowitz

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Discord allegedly used to lure teen to Florida trailer that housed sex slave

Seven have been arrested in case of two missing teens.

On Jan 15, 2019 by Alyse Stanley

A Ring doorbell camera recorded a Texas woman who was frantically going door to door at night.

Barefoot woman in restraints recorded going door to door in Texas neighborhood (updated)

The woman has yet to be identified.

On Aug 29, 2018 by Samantha Grasso

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A train passenger’s tweet saved 26 girls from human trafficking

Increased awareness has led to a wave of anti-trafficking activism.

On Jul 9, 2018 by Joseph Knoop

A man claimed without evidence that he found a 'child sex camp' in Arizona.

Man claiming he found ‘child sex camp’ incites conservative conspiracy theories

Officials say there's no evidence the site was used for human trafficking.

On Jun 6, 2018 by Kris Seavers

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New Jersey woman pleads guilty to forcing teen into sex slavery

The teen had come over to babysit her children.

On Sep 28, 2017 by Ana Valens

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Human trafficking survivor estimates she was raped 43,200 times

If you didn't think human trafficking was a problem, read that number again.

On Sep 21, 2017 by Kris Seavers

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8 people found dead in back of tractor trailer in alleged ‘human trafficking crime’

Temperatures reached as high as 101 degrees on Saturday.

On Jul 23, 2017 by Josh Katzowitz