Investigation finds Silicon Valley enabling online slave markets

Investigation finds Silicon Valley enabling online slave markets

An undercover investigation by BBC News Arabic has found that domestic workers are being illegally traded online in a booming black market enabled by tech firms. The investigation exposes app users in Kuwait breaking laws on modern slavery, including a woman offering a child for sale. Facebook, has since, banned one of the hashtags involved and taken down 703 accounts from Instagram.

VaasDC 3 months

how is this not top news.

Jim Boi
Jim Boi 3 months

Well, Democrats were the party that endorsed slavery, so it’s not surprising leftist Silicon Valley would help continue the practice.

Rhokanth 3 months

I hate big tech but it's just stupid to blame them for this. They "enabled the slave market", what a load of crap. The people who are enslaving others are the ones enabling the slave market. This is just another stupid attempt to get people to hammer down free speech. They don't give a damn about people in Kuwait.

Randy Rand
Randy Rand 3 months

They ban Alex Jones but allow slave trading... should wake up a few sheeple but won’t.

EnervatedSociety 3 months

With 40+ million people in modern day slavery worldwide today (mostly in Africa and Asia) this is no surprise to me at all.

Rational ific
Rational ific 3 months

BBC News Arabic... Ironically doing the reporting work that BBC News (non-Arabic) is supposed to do. I guess Arabs talking about slavery in Arab lands is less "racist" than if Westerners expose them. Now fighting slavery is racist.

Morbo 3 months

it took Christians to end slavery it Muslims to resurrect it.

porcus 3 months

This really ought to be in the World section, it deserves more eyes on it.

Dave 3 months

How much? I need someone to mow my lawn, tidy my house and clean my car. Also do they come with their own maid outfit?

Barry 3 months

click baity as hell. people used social networks to do bad things. if Facebook was banning accounts for it then they obviously weren't enabling it

Tsila Noitan (Backer)
Tsila Noitan (Backer) 3 months

platforms shouldn't be liable for users' behavior

Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston 3 months

All cultures are equal.

Occam’s lazer
Occam’s lazer 3 months

Remember bigots all cultures are equal, Kuwait is beautiful

John Wilson
John Wilson 3 months

English children may have been the victims of Muslim rape gangs, better known as grooming gangs, in towns up and down Great Britain.

Edward Williams
Edward Williams 3 months

Wasn't expecting something like this, but now that I know about it I'm not surprised.

harbringer F
harbringer F 3 months

interesting that BLM and the various anti slavery groups keep ignoring the mounting evidence of modern slavery. 🤔 Actually please send these links to anyone who wants reparations for slavery, is focussed on slavery or claims to care about it. I for one intend to find out what they actually care about slavery that still happens or just the stuff white people already stopped.

Lord Beermonster
Lord Beermonster 3 months

According to the book (the literal unalterable word of God) this is perfectly acceptable. The 'perfect man' himself had many slaves, which he used to satisfy his various needs. So, not an abomination at all.

James 3 months


Mitchell 3 months

Oh the irony.

John Keller
John Keller 3 months

social media is responsible depending on how they enforced their developer rules.

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