A movie about a Mormon anti-trafficking activist made headlines when it beat Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny at the box office. But Sound of Freedom’s box office numbers aren’t all they’re cracked up to be and the group behind the movie, Operation Underground Railroad (OUR), has a long and troubled history.Motherboard Senior Staff Writer Anna Merlan joins us this week on Cyber to explain OUR and Sound of Freedom.
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Stories discussed in this episode:Tim Ballard Has ‘Stepped Away’ From Operation Underground Railroad, Org SaysAnti-Trafficking Group With Long History of False Claims Gets Its Hollywood MomentA Famed Anti-Sex Trafficking Group Has a Problem With the TruthInside a Massive Anti-Trafficking Charity's Blundering Overseas MissionsAnti-Trafficking Charity Operation Underground Railroad Has Another Murky Rescue StoryOperation Underground Railroad’s Carefully Crafted Public Image Is Falling ApartWe’re recording CYBER live on Twitch. Watch live during the week. Follow us there to get alerts when we go live. We take questions from the audience and yours might just end up on the show. Subscribe to CYBER on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to your podcasts.