Meta: Human smuggling an 'exercise of human rights'

Meta: Human smuggling an 'exercise of human rights'

Meta: Human smuggling an 'exercise of human rights'

An immigration reform organization says it is 'unconscionable' that the company formerly known as Facebook is aiding and abetting human smuggling.

According to an internal document obtained by The Washington Free Beacon, Meta has privately announced that it will allow users to solicit human smugglers. The document reveals that the company would not crackdown on human smugglers, as it would negatively affect the ability for individuals to use the platform "to seek safety or exercise their human rights."

The company said it will maintain its current policy, which prohibits users from offering human smuggling but allows them to solicit smuggling services.

Mehlman, Ira (Federation for American Immigration Reform) Mehlman

"This market for smuggling was flourishing on Facebook," asserts Ira Mehlman, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). "Facebook took a look at it and said, 'We are still going allow people who are looking for smugglers to post on Facebook and get responses from those who might be offering services.' So it is unconscionable. Not only are they aiding and abetting in the violation of our laws, they are facilitating the sorts of gross human abuses that anybody would want to stop."

But fortunately, Facebook is already seeing some pushback.

"They are morally culpable," Mehlman asserts. "Mark Zuckerberg lost 20-25% of his net worth over the span of a couple of days as the stock dropped."

So it is clear to the FAIR spokesman that the public is "tiring of some of the stuff that is going on there."