Julie Cordua and Katherine Chon talk about Thorn’s use of technology to address child sexual abuse

Recorded July 26, 2022 Archived July 26, 2022 43:26 minutes
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In recognition of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Katherine Chon, Director of the Office on Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Julie Cordua, CEO of Thorn, spoke about the evolution of Thorn’s work to address child sexual abuse through technology, innovation, and education. They discuss the tools Thorn creates to help law enforcement and tech companies identify abuse and make platforms safer. Julie also provides advice for parents looking to educate themselves and their children about online safety, focusing on the importance of open communication. She shares insights into her career path and how her past experiences inform her work. The conversation ends with Julie reflecting on her vision for Thorn in the next twenty years and the progress she’d like to see made for current and future generations.


  • Julie Cordua
  • Katherine Chon

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