A Target Sex-Trafficking Hoax Is Going Viral on TikTok

A stranger-danger hoax is sweeping social media — but as one expert explains, the urban legend is “old wine in new bottles”

Anti-trafficking experts are highly skeptical of these reports. “I have never heard a case of anyone being abducted from Target in my 20 years in this field,” says Jean Bruggeman, executive director of Freedom Network USA, a national network of anti-trafficking advocates.

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