Social media’s role in tackling crime

Social media can play a role in stopping crime, but it can also contribute to the exploitation of children and youths, according to police.

Last Monday, a woman suspected of offering her daughter to clients for sex on the internet was arrested following the help of social media users.

Netizens can help police investigations by alerting officers of crimes committed online, including prostitution, said Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) Commissioner Jirabhop Bhuridej.

Pol Lt Gen Jirabhop said he’s has been investigating high-profile cases, including that of the woman who allegedly exploited her own daughter and sold the video clips online.

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