In 2009, Ashton Kutcher co-founded (with his ex-wife Demi Moore) Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children, which builds software to fight human trafficking. In the past six months, the tool has identified 6,000 victims of modern slavery, 2,000 of them children. This past Wednesday at a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Kutcher stressed the importance of using technology as a tool that can be used to disable slavery. Said the actor, "It's a game of whack-a-mole, right? And the only question we have is not relative to censoring it, it's not relative to shutting down the internet, it's relative to can we build the tools that are better than their tools to fight what's happening?"