These two photos that I found on Instagram are examples of how the panic over the missing teens in D.C., undue or not, has had a huge impact on the coverage of sex trafficking on social media. It is social media posts, such as these, that are the reason why so many of these cases are known about and solved. When there is little to no mass media coverage of such a serious issue affecting this country, it is up to the citizens to raise awareness and help stop human trafficking the only way they can, through social media. Social media in today’s society is undoubtedly powerful. Viral posts and trending topics can have a tremendously positive impact on helping stop human trafficking. The social media posts of numerous American citizens are giving sex trafficking and its victims the media coverage that they deserve.