Father, actor, activist and businessman Ashton Kutcher recently appeared on a popular talk show “The Today Show”, to speak about the new season of the new season of his Netflix original series ‘The Ranch’. But the most interesting thing he talked about during the show was about his Foundation. Ashton’s foundation Thorn have rescued over 6000 sex trafficking victims, and he isn’t stopping here, now he is heading towards ending child pornography.
In an interview, Kutcher said that ‘he and his ex-wife Demi Moore learned that the internet, is the most effective tool for finding potential victims and encouraging trafficking.
“We’re building digital tools to fight human trafficking. Basically, the purchase and commerce for human trafficking are happening online, just like everything else now, and so we’re building digital tools to fight back against it.”
Thorn’s basic motive is to “to drive tech innovation in the fight against trafficking.” Everything is rightly described on the website; it states “We partner across the tech industry, government and NGOs and leverage technology to combat predatory behaviour, rescue victims, and protect vulnerable children. The site also lists 20 members of what it calls The Thorn Technology Task Force, comprised of technology companies that lend their knowledge, time and resources to the work that we do. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Adobe are listed among the names who are helping Thorn’s cause.”
It all started back in 2009 when Ashton and Demi Moore learned about the plight of the victims of this illegal trade while watching a documentary, which inspired the formation of DNA (Demi and AshtonFoundation). The foundation was renamed as Thorn when the couple decided to split.
Kutcher is dedicated and is working hard to protect innocents from this illegal trade. You can watch the entire interview here: