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[–] Silverlining [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Special investigation | video Migrant crisis: Facebook publishes torture used to extort ransom

Traffickers use videos to get cash from families Catherine Philp, Diplomatic Correspondent | Billy Kenber, Investigations Reporter

August 25 2017, 12:01am, The Times Footage showing emaciated and injured migrants pleading for their lives was sent to their relatives with demands of $8-10,000

People smugglers and slave trading gangs are using Facebook to broadcast the abuse and torture of migrants to extort ransom money from their families.

Footage that has remained on the social media site for months shows Libyan gangmasters threatening the lives of migrants who have fled their homelands, often in the hope of reaching Europe.

The United Nations migration agency condemned the technology giant and publisher as irresponsible for allowing it to be used by smugglers “to advertise their services, entice vulnerable people on the move and then exploit them and their families”.

The disclosure is part of a series of reports by The Times on the migrant crisis affecting hundreds of thousands of people on either side of the Mediterranean. Today the exploitation of…

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4822342/Facebook-slammed-video-refugees-abused.html http://archive.is/mDCXd

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-migrants-trafficking-facebook-idUSKCN1B51VB http://archive.is/DbJkG

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[–] SterlingJB 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thanks for submitting, submitted by phone and forgot to do a proper post once back to wifi