Thorn is a nonprofit dedicated to driving technology innovation to combat child sexual exploitation – including child sex trafficking, child sexual abuse material and sextortion. Their work aims to accelerate victim identification, deter predatory behavior, and make online environments more hostile to abuse.
Their team understands that new innovations will always be adopted for both good and evil purposes, and they try to tip the scales in favor of good. To further this work, they launched The Thorn Innovation Lab in November 2015, a physical think tank for a team of engineers and data scientists to research technologies, create partnerships, and build innovative technology solutions to fight child sexual exploitation.
They too believe in the power of public-private partnerships and work with technology companies, law enforcement, government, academia, and ngos to accomplish their goals. As a member of the Alliance, Thorn will continue to fight human trafficking and the exploitation of children, advocate on behalf of vulnerable populations, and share their knowledge with other employers.
We are glad to have them as part of the Alliance as we work to create a world in which no one is trafficked.