Samme dag som Facebooks dommerpanel opprettholder utestengelsen av USAs tidligere president, skriver Florida-representanten Kat Cammack til Mark Zuckerberg og spør hvordan han kan tillate at menneskesmuglere åpent kan annonsere sine tjenester på Facebook.

Cammack sier Zuckerberg bærer et tungt ansvar.

Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., sent a scathing letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday for trying to «silence» conservative views on his platform while allowing human smugglers and cartels to «openly» operate on the social media site.

Cammack har nettopp kommet tilbake fra et besøk ved grensen. Hun sa migrantene fortalte henne at de stolte på at Facebook var mellommenn for betalingene til smuglerne.

«It is unacceptable for an American company to allow a criminal enterprise to use your platform to freely encourage and facilitate criminal activity,» she added.

Cammack recently traveled to McAllen, Texas, with other lawmakers to see firsthand the historically high number of migrants crossing the border. She said Border Patrol agents informed her that cartels and human smugglers use Facebook to advertise. Cammack said migrants also told her they relied on Facebook to arrange payments for the cartel’s illicit smuggling services.

Opplysningen setter utestengelsen av Trump i et relieff som ikke er særlig flatterende for Facebook.

«Even more troubling was the fact that as people visited these pages, myself included, that Facebook then provided additional posts and pages of related illegal content,» Cammack wrote.

Facebook svarer at de forbyr innhold som reklamerer for smugling, men Cammacks bevis tyder på det motsatte.

 

Facebook under fire for encouraging border crisis with ads for human smugglers, cartels: Rep. Kat Cammack