The Biden administration's Justice Department is under criticism after removing content from its website about sex trafficking.
A report featuring archived screenshots of the removed material revealed major changes to the content without any explanation.
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“In the course of the Department publishing the most recent National Strategy, related content on various Department webpages was updated,” the DOJ said in response.
“Just as it has during previous administrations, the Department continues to place a very high priority on and devote substantial resources to fighting child exploitation and child sex trafficking, both domestically and internationally. To suggest otherwise is simply false," it added.
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"Approximately two-thirds of the text on the webpage was cut over recent weeks, including sections on 'International Sex Trafficking of Minors,' 'Domestic Sex Trafficking of Minors' and 'Child Victims of Prostitution,'" the New York Post reported.
"Snapshots taken from the WayBackMachine archive indicate that the changes were made sometime between April 21 and May 28," it added.
The changes also come as the film "Sound of Freedom" performs well at the box office. The Jim Cavievel movie highlights the problem of sex trafficking and the need to help stop it.
The changes also come as the Biden administration deals with increased trafficking cases at the southern border related to Biden's open border policies.
The flow of humans across the southern border includes at least tens of thousands of gotaways, individuals who have avoided Border Patrol and whose whereabouts are unknown.
The changes to the DOJ's website only add to questions about the administration's concerns for trafficking victims as the issue becomes more discussed in society.