Facebook partners with N.Y. attorney general on plan to fight human trafficking

Oct 8, 2015, 2:42pm EDT

Eric Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, speaks at New York Law School in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. LOUIS LANZANO

Eric Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, speaks at New York Law School in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

LOUIS LANZANO

With an aim to crack down on human trafficking, Facebook and New York's attorney general have entered into a partnership aimed at leveraging data and analytic methods to fight what's described as "modern day slavery."

The union between the world's largest social network and N.Y. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman came out of the office of the state's top prosecutor. “Working with Facebook, we will open a new front in the fight to make online sex trafficking a thing of the past.," Schneiderman said in a release. "Facebook has been a great partner in my office’s work to protect children in the past, and I am very pleased to be working with them again on this critical new effort.”...