Arizona Attorney General says Facebook is facilitating ‘human and sex trafficking’
Facebook has revealed that it allows its users to share information on human trafficking inquiries as well as how to enter countries illegally.
The social media platform gave admission to Arizona Attorney General Mark Branovich, who is now calling on US Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the company for its alleged role in facilitating those and other illegal activities.
Branovich sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in late June, expressing concern over reports that human traffickers and drug cartels were “using their services to assist migrants on their dangerous journey and illegal entry into the United States.” Using the platform to advertise.
In a response more than a month later, William Castleberry, Facebook’s vice president of state public policy, told Branovich that although the platform “does not allow the sharing of content that offers or offers to facilitate human trafficking ,” it “allows people to share information “how to illegally enter a country or request information about trafficking.”
Castleberry explained that “after consulting with human rights experts, we have developed this policy to ensure that we are restricting content related to the business of human trafficking but not allowing people to exercise their right to asylum.” not interfering with its ability.” “Allowing people to find and share trafficking-related information can help reduce the likelihood of them being exploited by human traffickers,” the Facebook executive said.
In response, Branovich wrote Garland alongside Facebook’s letter, asking the Justice Department to investigate the company’s “human trafficking facility.” Arizonaand its active encouragement and facilitation of illegal entry.”
Branovich also noted that “Facebook’s letter does not address the gruesome issue of sex trafficking, and in fact mixes it with illegal penetration,” which, he says, are “different crimes that affect victims and our communities.” But take a devastating toll.”
Talking about the situation at Granthshala Business’ “Varney & Co”. On Tuesday, Branovich explained, “It’s the job of the federal government to prosecute those cases, it’s the job of the U.S. Attorney’s office. So local school board meetings should intimate parents to exercise their First Amendment rights.” Instead of trying to do, where the heck is the Biden administration and Merrick Garland when it comes to actually enforcing laws where they have primary jurisdiction? And that includes human trafficking.”
“Shame on Facebook, shame on Facebook’s board of directors, shame on corporate America that is so interested in waking up and yet they’re basically destroying the fabric of this country and breaking the law.” Governance is undermining,” he said.
Facebook did not respond to Granthshala Business’s request for comment on the policy.