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‘Step up campaign vs cyber porn’

December 26, 2014

Only a sustained information campaign on the evils of human trafficking and cyber pornography would help combat the illegal trade, according to Senator Loren Legarda.

As the principal sponsor of Republic Act No. 10364 or the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act, Legarda called for a massive information and education campaign against all forms of human trafficking including cyber pornography.

“Technological advancements such as the Internet are supposed to make life easier and get things done faster. But unscrupulous individuals have been taking advantage of these innovations. The Internet has become a new avenue for human trafficking,” she explained.

“With the Internet allowing communication to cross national borders in a matter of seconds, everything is now within reach, and even human trafficking can now be done online through cyber sex trafficking,” she said.

The Senator said that the Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act aims to address the new challenges brought n by human trafficking such as cybersex.

Under the amended law, harboring a child for purposes of prostitution or production of pornographic materials is considered trafficking under the law.

Source: Manila Standard Today