“It’s a problem Facebook has known about for many years.”Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said that the company prohibits "content that offers to provide or facilitate human smuggling.
He added that Facebook permits content related to seeking asylum and that it had consulted with the United Nations on its content policies around human smuggling.
The policies draw on the U.N. definition of human smuggling as “the procurement or facilitation of illegal entry into a state across international borders” that doesn’t necessarily involve coercion or force.
Since 2015, researchers and journalists have regularly identified pages dedicated to human smuggling on Facebook.
Deported and pennilessAt his computer, Pastor Banda pointed to another Facebook group in which migrants appear to be negotiating with coyotes.
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