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Facebook has for years been a tool in the deadly migrant trafficking trade (qz.com)
16 points by srameshc 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

>“The technology exists with big providers like Facebook and others to develop the right algorithms."

Yeah, as does the potential political infrastructure to address the systemic issues that cause this trade to flourish in the 21st Century. Facebook is a public utility for communicating, and at a certain point of FB taking pages down, it becomes incumbent on other, powerful institutions to step up and do their share to address these issues. Stop calling for algorithmic silver bullets and start taking responsibility. For god's sake, the U.N. is saying its not their responsibility in this article. Yes it is. And if you don't have the resources, I'd question how else the U.N. is spending its resources as a public institution before I'd ask why Facebook isn't developing a more proactive algorithm.

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