Tracking Escort Services Across Platforms

Escort services lurk in the grey areas of many legal frameworks. Often acting as a facade, these services promote the company of women, but very often hide organized sex work, with a high potential for human trafficking. In the online space, these operations use vague descriptions and multiple online entities to recruit and solicit services, allowing them to hide in plain sight.

Here, ActiveFence investigates the digital operations of international escort services and social media accounts promoting escorts, many with potential indicators of human trafficking.