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Sex traffickers are using social media to target children

Your personal data isn’t the only thing that’s vulnerable on Facebook. The rise of social media has been a boon for sex traffickers, making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say. “These predators are watching, and they’re listening. They’re friending. They’re seeing, ‘Oh, she’s not happy with school,’ ‘Oh, he’s upset against his parents,’ ‘Oh, he has issues with his sexuality,’ or, ‘She’s having problems with her friends,’ ” says Inspector Jim Klein, commander of the NYPD’s Vice Enforcement Unit. “Next thing you know, these predators pick up on this, and they start becoming friendly to the point they’re now separating these ...