Sunday, July 21

Social Media Snag

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Facebook has hit a regulation snag. It has been accused of running ads on pages that sell ivory, rhino horn, and other products from endangered species.

That’s not all. There are Facebook groups dedicated to trading ivory and rhino horn, and Facebook Messenger is used to negotiate prices.

In March, Facebook joined the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online along with 20 other technology companies. Petitioners on various social media platforms claimed, “then they did absolutely nothing to curb the rampant activity of wildlife criminals on their network. There are reportedly thousands of posts on Facebook offering to sell or buy ivory right now.”


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