Manila sex chatrooms
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"Much as we believe that a free and open source Internet should be in place, the Internet does not have to be lawless.
Traffickers use chatrooms and social media to offer online child sex performances, an industry that tens and thousands of Filipino children fall prey to, it added.
As with chronic malnutrition and child labor—two other deep-seated problems in the Philippines—poverty is a large factor behind the proliferation of the dens.
The gangs created social media accounts on which they posed as attractive Asian women and befriended victims.
The fraudsters invited victims to engage in cybersex activities via webcam, during which the woman would take off her clothes to entice the victim to take off his.
“But the victim had no idea the so-called live video he was watching was a pre-recorded clip prepared by the gangs,” said Lin.