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Inside Facebook's anti-sex trafficking hackathon
2018-05-24T16:30:31Z - Josh Constine / TechCrunch
Tech giants put their rivalries aside for two days this week to code for a common cause: protecting children on the internet. Deep inside Facebook’s Menlo Park headquarters, teams drawn from Uber, Twitter, Google, Microsoft and Pinterest worked through the night to prototype new tools designed to help nonprofits in their fight against child sex trafficking. Much of their work from Facebook’s third annual child safety hackathon is actually too sensitive to publish. “The thing with work on safety and security and fighting abuse is it’s an area where the industry is collaborative,” says Guy Rosen, Facebook’s VP of product management and one of the event’s judges. “It benefits no company if the general perception is that the internet is not a safe place,” says Facebook’s global head of safety Antigone Davis.

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