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Social media sites are under pressure to adopt a zero-tolerance approach to prostitution after they were found to be promoting websites used by criminal gangs to advertise sex for sale with trafficked women.

Facebook, Twitter and Instagram launched investigations after The Sunday Times alerted them to use of their platforms by websites such as Escort England, Escort Scotland, Adultwork and Viva Street, which run explicit adverts for sexual services offered by hundreds of women.

The sites are used by gangmasters to advertise sex with women trafficked from a range of countries including China, Vietnam and Nigeria, and sold into prostitution as a form of modern slavery.

Police Scotland is concluding an investigation into a gang using sex-for-sale sites to run a prostitution ring said to



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