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Mark Zuckerberg, according to US Senators, is making money for selling elephant killers

The news that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had to talk to the US Congress, you probably guessed. Even the fact that he had some hot questions about some privacy issues. The media shudder, however, has faded that Facebook has been accused by senators of direct support for crimes against nature. It refers to Whistleblowersblog.

The popularity of the social network so far is not free. Apparent freedom of expression and privacy are enjoyed by nearly two billion users, who are able to discuss all kinds of topics together. Including how to mediate the sale of ivory from Africa, arrange a raid of poachers for a reservation, or perform ingeniously a smuggling operation. Of course, such users are on the minority network and the Facebook platform serves them only as a communication tool. Still, according to US congressmen, Zuckerberg bears a certain responsibility. It provides the whole of illegal business space for international advertising.

Check and Delete Not to Help and Protect

"We are currently planning to receive another 20,000 staff to improve safety and review content published on Facebook," he told Senator Chuy Coons at the Zuckerberg Senate. This was clearly not enough, and he pointed out that this social network has been persistently promoting illegal trade in parts of animal bodies from the outset. "Facebook is not an innocent visitor," he added. "It's direct advertising of paid advertising for sites where Ivory and its products are available."

The Republican member of the House of Representatives, Buddy Carter, went on. "There is so much Ivory on Facebook today to sell that your social network has a strong contribution to the eradication of elephants and rhinoceroses," Zuckerberg said. And he warned him that just deleting pages and posts with malicious content would not be enough.

A social network that divides the world

Zuckerberg, however, did not let go of the balance and reiterated that he had not yet been aware of the importance of his social network in discharging elephants and that he was working to increase the control of the content of the contributions. He has not spoken about the amount of finance he has received from advertising the site offering ivory products (or other forms of environmental degradation). If Congress expected some firm assurance that Facebook would stop contributing to the plundering of the environment, it did not wait for it.

"This is not just happy,"
says Stephen M. Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblower Center. "Allowing criminal activity on the ground is criminal. And, unfortunately, Zuckerberg gives his permission to have criminal activity on his property. "

How Facebook stands up is still uncertain. "If nothing else, it can greatly influence the value of its shares," adds Kohn. "Investors do not want to participate directly or be linked to the discharge of endangered species of animals, elephants, rhinoceros or tigers."

Author: Radomír Dohnal, Associate of

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