Social Construction of Human Trafficking on YouTube: An Exploratory Study

Summary:
This article discusses the social construction of human trafficking through social media and resources such as YouTube, recognizing the spread of awareness that occurs through this medium. Analyzing language, numbers, metaphors that portray human trafficking as the main research question, the researchers took the first ten videos from www.video.google.com that surfaced after searching the keyword “human trafficking,” and that met their criteria. This study provides some findings, but due to the small sample, the findings cannot provide any conclusions to the question.

Bibliography:
Yick, Alice G. and Bettina Shapira. 2010. “Social Construction of Human Trafficking on YouTube: An Exploratory Study.” Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies 8(1): 111-116.