Ashton and Demi's charity guru says sex trafficking is, like, the new Darfur.
Ashton and Demi's charity guru says sex trafficking is, like, the new Darfur.

Dude, Where's My Peer Review? Celebs, Media Scare America With Bogus Sex-Trafficking Stats.

In this week's Paper Version of Unfair Park, you'll find a story about underage sex trafficking from the Village Voice, our big sister in New York (she's very sharing, that sister). The story details the recent fascination of the media and Hollywood with the plague of sex trafficking -- and all the money, government and otherwise, being dumped into curing it.

The problem is, as this and other stories by Village Voice Media reporters have demonstrated, the statistics used to generate all the fear -- and all the money that follows -- were pulled, basically, from thin air. That's why the many expensive government task forces set up to fight sex trafficking, including ones in Texas, can't seem to find any actual sex trafficking.

Read the story at villagevoice.com.

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