The social media behemoth, Facebook, has not had the best couple of weeks recently, and it appears that it is not going to get easier. Earlier this month, Facebook and its affiliated apps all went down in a massive blackout which cost billions of dollars but that was nothing compared to this.
Facebook has long been accused of helping sex traffickers bring victims across the border but nothing has been done about it. However, it appears that their luck is about to run out with the latest investigation that Arizona AG Mark Brnovich is requesting that U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland investigate.
The Arizona AG Mark Brnovich has stated that Facebook has facilitated human smuggling at the Arizona southern border.
Facebook admitted in a letter to allowing “people to share information about how to enter a country illegally or request information about how to be smuggled.”
Facebook claimed that it does its very best to censor and remove other content that assists human traffickers and drug traffickers but AG Brnovich says that the mechanisms they use are “paper tigers”.
Though at the same time, Facebook is able to censor every conservative thought and post that comes across the internet, they leave some room for human traffickers.
Yeah, that does is not a good look for Facebook at all. If they can ban every conservative for even thinking differently or ban anyone that questions the effectiveness of the COVID vaccine but still leaves wiggle room for sex traffickers, then Facebook is a “direct facilitator” of this heinous crime.
Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich made the following press release on Wednesday.
Attorney General Brnovich: Facebook Admits to Aiding Human Smuggling
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is asking U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate Facebook’s alleged facilitation of human smuggling at Arizona’s southern border and stop its active encouragement and facilitation of illegal entry.
General Brnovich wrote to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after media reports detailed how human smugglers and drug cartels use the platform to advertise their smuggling services. After several follow-up requests by the Attorney General’s Office (AGO), Facebook provided an in-depth response on August 30th, 2021, stating it allows “people to share information about how to enter a country illegally or request information about how to be smuggled.”
“This is another example of how out of touch Big Tech is with America,” said Attorney General Mark Brnovich. “The cartels are seizing control of our southern border, and shame on anyone who is exploiting this crisis to enrich themselves.”
States are largely preempted from enforcing federal immigration laws and certain criminal statutes related to human smuggling. It is the federal government’s responsibility to enforce our nation’s immigration laws, and specifically, the Department of Justice’s responsibility to investigate and prosecute these crimes.
Copy of AG Brnovich letter.
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