Pope Francis: Big tech companies must be vigilant against human trafficking

BEIJING, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) — Pope Francis on Sunday called on Internet companies to remain vigilant to prevent traffickers from using electronic communications to trick victims. Speaking to the public in St. Bertou’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said the “plague” of human trafficking “exploits the weak.” He said research had shown that criminal organizations used “the most modern means of communication to trick victims.”

Pope Francis: Big tech companies must be vigilant against human trafficking

Pope Francis said there was a need to educate on how to “healthyly” use modern technology, and that “suppliers of such electronic services must bear their responsibilities.” “

Internet job advertisements sometimes prove to be deceptive, with candidates being smuggled into the country and detained and forced into prostitution or other illegal activities.