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Travis View @travis_view
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I tried to track down where Charlie Kirk got these numbers.

You may not be shocked to learn that these shocked that these numbers did not in fact come from the "Department of Justice."

In fact, the "Under President Trump" numbers came from a QAnon conspiracy theorist.
The 2016 and 2015 arrest record numbers come from ICE. They only reflect arrests made by ICE, and not nationwide human trafficking arrests from all law enforcement.…
As for the 2017 and 2018 numbers? Let's go to this meme, created two weeks ago, which helpfully provides a source.

But this source is NOT the DOJ, as Charlie Kirk claim. It's some dude's Tableau Public profile who goes by profile name "[412 Anon]"…
The data itself comes from [412 Anon]'s "Pedo Arrests" board. The board appears to compile news stories of trafficking arrests, charges, convictions, from all law enforcement organizations.

NOT just ICE, and NOT just arrests, like the pre-2017 data.…
So clearly, because of sloppy/inconsistent sourcing, Charlie's tweet doesn't show there has been a jump is human trafficking arrests.

The person who compiled the data from Charlie's tweet appears to have some fans on the board.…
The theory that Trump is busting human traffickers like crazy has been pushed by Roseanne Barr and other loonies. This is apparently based on the QAnon theory that the elites are running trafficking rings, and superhero Trump is putting an end to them.…
The bottom line is that Charlie Kirk, a very much mainstream conservative personality who speaks on campuses regularly, appears on Fox News frequently, raises money for Republicans, and meets with Trump in the Oval Office, is pushing Pizzagate 2.0.…
Please excuse the typos. It's very hot.
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