Fox News contributor Joe Concha blasted Facebook on Friday for “knowingly” looking away and ignoring warnings that drug cartels and human traffickers were using the platform.
“It’s a life and death thing here,” Concha said.
The Wall Street Journal on Thursday released a report titled “Facebook Employees Report Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. Company Response is Weak, Documents Says,” which details how the social media juggernaut allowed dozens of problematic pages to remain active. The bomb came after other WSJ reports this week indicated that Facebook allows elite users to bypass content rules and is aware that its Instagram photo-sharing app is harmful to young women.
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“How Facebook can knowingly turn a blind eye to Mexican drug cartels by using its platform to recruit, train and pay contract killers or recruit women in abusive employment situations in the Middle East is as shocking as it is smelly, “Concha said on” The Faulkner Focus. “
Concha demanded that anyone who ignored these warnings internally be fired and that the government take immediate action.
“Mark Zuckerberg should be summoned to Capitol Hill next week, not next month, next week to answer for this,” Concha said. “He should explain how he allows deadly drug cartels, for example, on his platform while banning the 45th president whom the company sees as a greater threat than the above. Simply unbelievable.”
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Concha was referring to former President Trump, who was taken off Facebook following the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill. The Fox News contributor and media guru then pointed out that Facebook’s stock had grown significantly over the past year and questioned why the company was not investing the money in more effective security measures.
“You would think that they, I don’t know, would maybe hire more people overseas and here in the United States to serve as watchdogs and make sure that stuff doesn’t happen. But instead, they are just counting their money at this point and not using resources and money where it should be, ”said Concha.
Earlier this week, former Google consultant Joe Toscano, a key figure in popular Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma,” lambasted Facebook for putting profits before people.
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“The reality is that Facebook is doing business as usual, isn’t it? What is Facebook’s product? We always have to come back to it. What is their product? The reality is that their product is outrage , her scandal, her sex. That’s all going you need to click, “Toscano said in an interview with Fox News Digital.