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The Illegal Wildlife Market Is Booming. Encrypted Messaging Makes It Worse.

Data from a new study could help police illegal wildlife trafficking online — but it’s not clear that platforms are willing to make the effort

Credit: Dave Carr/Getty Images

UUnderground marketplaces for tiny mammals, resplendent birds, and prehistoric-looking reptiles are…

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Sarah Emerson

Sarah Emerson

Staff writer at OneZero covering social platforms, internet communities, and the spread of misinformation online. Previously: VICE