Facebook uses a team of 1,000 employees to spy on WhatsApp photos, videos and messages, report claims

U.S. 09/08/21, 19:13

Despite the company's assurances of end-to-end encrypted communication, a report by ProPublica reveals that Facebook hired a team of 1,000 people to review messages, photos, and videos of WhatsApp users and even sharing them with authorities. ProPublica describes itself as ‘an independent, nonprofit newsroom that produces investigative journalism with moral force. Their ...

Victims of sexual exploitation can sue Facebook, Texas Supreme Court rules

U.S. 06/26/21, 17:27

On June 25, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that victims of human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation will be able to sue Facebook/Instagram for their ‘knowing or intentional participation in human trafficking.' The final appeal instance of the state of Texas ruled in favor in the case of three ...

United States: 59% of sex trafficking cases were facilitated by Facebook

U.S. 06/10/21, 17:40

An annual report on human trafficking indicates that the Facebook platform facilitated 59% of all active sex trafficking cases in the United States, mostly minors. The 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report published by the Human Trafficking Institute ‘provides the only exhaustive review of human trafficking prosecutions in the US federal courts. ...

Facebook records 95% of the incidents of child sexual exploitation content

U.S. 02/27/21, 13:06

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) released its 2020 report listing websites that were reported for hosting child sexual exploitation content. Facebook had 95% of the total incidents. NCMEC's cybertipline is a centralized U.S. reporting system to combat online child exploitation, the report explained. One of NCMEC's goals is ...

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