Ashton Kutcher Has Success in Fighting Trafficking

His next aim is child porn

From Fight The New

Ashton Kutcher's recent TODAY Show appearance was supposed to focus on the second season of his Netflix TV series.  However, the conversation turned out to be just as much about Thorn, the foundation he (and ex-wife Demi Moore) founded to fight human trafficking.

The stated mission of Thorn is "We partner across the tech industry, government and NGOs and leverage technology to combat predatory behavior, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children."   ...Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Adobe are listed among the names who are helping Thorn’s cause. 

Kutcher told Kathie Lee and Hoda, “We’ve built a tool to help law enforcement prioritize their caseload, and recover victims and find traffickers,” he says about his organization’s efforts. “And we’ve found and identified and recovered over 6,000 trafficking victims this year. And we’ve found, identified and recovered 2,000 traffickers.” 
The article goes on to say, "With the success of his organization in the fight against human trafficking, Kutcher is now setting his sights on a new goal.  He says, “Our next battle, my next commitment … I’m going to make a pledge that I’m going to eliminate child pornography from the internet.” 

It's great to see a celebrity like Ashton Kutcher use his resources and influence to make a difference against the evil of this world.  Let's pray that his anti-trafficking efforts will have continued success and his anti-child porn efforts will be even more successful.  (See the interview and read the full article here.)

Sue Ann

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