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Controversy and confusion over D.C.’s missing teens

Child Welfare | Social media users call attention to girls’ plight but misstate facts
by Gaye Clark
Posted 3/27/17, 12:34 pm

Social media users last week helped make #missingdcgirls a trending topic, calling attention to 14 African-American teenagers who went missing in Washington, D.C.. Many celebrities, concerned the girls were victims of sex trafficking, shared their outrage on Twitter. “Don’t label our #missingdcgirls as runaways and not search,” tweeted Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr.

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