Indian Sex Workers Leverage Social Media for Safe Client Interaction Amid COVID-19

  • Since India’s lockdown, sex workers use WhatsApp, Instagram and Telegram to contact clients and receive payments securely.
  • Workshops by non-profits have helped workers use technology for safe engagements and distress aid, diminishing the need for intermediaries.
  • However, experts warn of the increasing risk of cybercrimes, non-consensual photography and lack of digital protections for these workers.
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