Facebook tries to silence conservative views while allowing human smugglers to operate ‘openly’ on the platform, says GOP Rep. Kat Cammack
- Rep. Kat Cammack made the claim in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
- Accused Facebook of allowing human smugglers to operate ‘openly’
- Pointed to Facebook posts advertising illegal border crossing services
- Facebooks says it prohibits content that ‘offers or assists with human smuggling’
- Cammack also accused the social media site of trying to ‘silence’ conservatives
A Republican congresswoman has accused Facebook of trying to ‘silence’ conservativeswhile allowing human smugglers and cartels to operate ‘openly’ on the platform.null
Rep. Kat Cammack, a freshman legislator from Florida, made the allegations in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, sharing Facebook posts that advertise illegal border crossing services.https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.453.0_en.html#goog_5629973630:04Read Morenull
‘Facebook’s role in the crisis at the border is urgent and must be addressed immediately,’ Cammack wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Fox News.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, a Facebook spokesperson insisted: ‘We prohibit content that either offers or assists with human smuggling. We have removed the content highlighted to us that violates our policies.’
Cammack said that she found the Facebook posts advertising services to help migrants illegally cross the border through a simple search on her own.
One post advertises a ‘Safe crossing to the UNITED STATES’ for $6,000. ‘Through the Piedras Negras border to get to SAN ANTONIO More details via telephone,’ the ad reads in Spanish.
Another post advertises a $9,300 all-inclusive service that includes a bus pickup in Guatemala and direct transport to Houston.
‘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 in her letter.