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  • BY KERRY LEARY

  • Wednesday marked a big day in the fight against human trafficking. A $3 million grant from

  • Google helped get a global anti-human trafficking hotline up and running.

  • The global human trafficking network will work to share data and to develop a better

  • response for victims. It joins together organizations in the US, southeast Asia and also Europe.”

  • (Via CNN)

  • Google is hoping the money donated will help culminate statistics from local, national

  • and international helplines to create a data-driven network. This network is expected to improve

  • efficiency in the fight against human trafficking. Google launched a commercial Tuesday discussing

  • its efforts.

  • We think of trafficking as being similar to modern-day slavery. Trafficking is incredibly

  • diverse. It’s extremely fluid. Traffickers are often moving quicker than the response

  • is moving.”

  • SlashGear reports two other organizations have also joined the effort-- one will donate

  • data integration and an analytics platform and another will help scale call tracking

  • to an international level.

  • Google has given more than $14 million to stop human trafficking since 2011. Analysts

  • are calling this donation Google’s next step to end human trafficking all together

  • with the wealth of information that will be available through this new international

  • campaign.

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