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New Orleans archdiocese goes silent on social media to dramatize danger of human trafficking

February 02, 2016

The Archdiocese of New Orleans, Louisiana observed a "day of fasting" from social media on February 1, in a gesture designed to draw attention to the fight against human trafficking.

Speaking for the archdiocese, Debbi Shiniskie observed that the social media have frequently been exploited by human traffickers, as predators find young people online. The archdiocese dropped all activity on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media for a day to dramatize the problem. 

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