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Body Parts From Endangered Wildlife Sold on Facebook-CEO Zuckerberg Silent (Video)

Thursday, April 12, 2018 4:49
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by N.Morgan 

This screen grab from a Facebook group and photographed on a computer screen in Washington, Monday, April 9, 2018, shows what appears to be a bucket of tiger teeth offered for sale on a Facebook page. In a complaint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife preservation advocates allege that Facebook’s failure to stop illicit traders utilizing its platform for illegal activity violates the social network’s responsibilities as a publicly traded company. (AP Photo)

Facebook is under fire again, this time accused of allowing the body parts of endangered animal species to be sold globally on the website.

Watching the recent testimony of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg leaves no doubt he has no issue with not telling the truth, even under oath.

Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth.

In a secret complaint filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, wildlife preservation advocates allege that Facebook’s failure to stop illicit traders using its service for illegal activity violates the social network’s responsibilities as a publicly traded company.

Facebook didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The complaint, a copy of which was provided to The Associated Press, was initially filed in August on behalf of an undercover informant represented by the National Whistleblower Center, a non-profit legal advocacy group. The identity of the informant, who recorded video of face-to-face meetings with wildlife traffickers set up over Facebook, has been kept confidential out of safety concerns.

The SEC declined to comment Monday on whether the whistleblower complaint triggered an investigation of the company.

“Facebook is not an innocent bystander to these crimes,” said Stephen Kohn, executive director of the National Whistleblower Center. “Facebook sold advertisements on the very pages the illegal ivory was being marketed.”

Facebook is one of 20 technology companies that last month joined the Global Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, which was organized by Google and the World Wildlife Fund. Weeks after the March 7 announcement, an AP reporter was able to see scores of internationally banned wildlife products for sale in public and private Facebook groups, most based in Southeast Asia.

Among the items available were belts made from what appeared to be the fur of Bengal tigers, a critically endangered species with only about 2,500 still living in the wild. Also advertised were horns from black rhinos, a species heavily targeted by poachers with little more than 5,000 still roaming Africa.

Negotiations over price and delivery are often initiated by Facebook Messenger. Instagram and WhatsApp, two social media platforms also owned by Facebook, are also sometimes used by traffickers.

The allegations tying Facebook to the illegal trafficking of wildlife are surfacing while the company is already scrambling to recover from a privacy scandal that has wiped out $79 billion in shareholder wealth during the past three weeks.

The crisis stems from revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a data-mining firm connected to President Donald Trump’s successful 2016 campaign, had exploited weaknesses in Facebook’s privacy controls to collect personal information about 87 million people without their consent.

Zuckerberg will try to reverse the backlash against the company when he opens two days of testimony in Congress. His appearance will give lawmakers the opportunity to grill him about the Cambridge Analytica episode, as well as evidence that Russian agents manipulated Facebook’s network to spread false information that may have swayed the 2016 election.

The SEC complaint may trigger other lines of inquiry about how much of Facebook’s annual revenue of $41 billion has been generated by ads running on pages featuring illegal activity, such as the sale of elephant ivory and tiger teeth.

Facebook hasn’t disclosed that some of its revenue may be tied to illegal trafficking in wildlife in regulatory filings that are supposed to outline various risks and other threats that could crimp its profits or stock price.

Trafficking investigators say they have seen no drop off in the illegal products offered for sale on Facebook after prior public pledges by the company to crack down.

They are calling on federal security regulators to force Facebook to immediately freeze accounts being used by illegal traffickers and cooperate with international law enforcement to identify the individuals involved for prosecution.

References:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/body-parts-threatened-wildlife-widely-sold-facebook-234807698–politics.html

http://www.ap.org/

AP environmental reporter Michael Biesecker at http://twitter.com/mbieseck

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  • FauxScienceSlayer

    “Zuckerberg Theft of Social Media” at Aim4Truth(.)org > Zucky is CIA frontman

    • Equalizer

      Zuckerfuck, you and Bezos…GOD has a special place for you fucs in hell. You will know hells emptiness…No sound, no feelings, no love, just empty soul-less void of any living love or kindness for your POS eternity…Eternal contemplation of your cruel painful Evil…Time to die…Welcome to hell.

      • Equalizer

        Been there and returned.

    • unidentified

      that is a well known fact, liberal democrats most of them

  • AmericaWakeUpNow

    Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Gates, Buffet, etc….are all global minions!!!

    • Equalizer

      Word PERFECT. Well done.

    • CUB4DK

      …how about the bigger FISH…the Rothschilds, Rockafellas and Bushes…hehehe

      • Equalizer

        CUB4DK…Yes, Soros also. Start at the top POS reptilians and work downward to humans.

  • Canderson

    Zuckerberg is a Rockefeller (Zucker-Fellow), a mongrel, Mongol; Hun; Turk that calls themselves “Jews” actually none Biblical, they (the Jesuits?) altered the text. (it is a translation error and a misspelling)
    Like they always have taken other real persons identity, the Ashkenazim people of Khzaria.
    The number Uno Pirate people of this the world (*1) Its expression today =Free Trade –> Globalization –> give power to the One hand and the “Jews” are just a tool in their toolbox the Hoodlums run by the Jesuits. Like they did the Habsburg dynasty. Nationalism
    (*2) and national pride got one and only one purpose, to keep the indigenous people of that Country alive an kicking.

    Chinese paganism calls for Tiger paws, Rhino horns and so on and much is just for Aphrodisiacal reasons, give them the Blue pill instead.
    The Mongol conquest of China was a series of major military efforts by the Mongol Empire to invade China proper. It spanned six decades in the 13th century and involved the defeat of the Jin dynasty, Western Xia, the Dali Kingdom and the Southern Song. The Mongol Empire under Genghis Khan started the conquest with small-scale raids into Western Xia in 1205 and 1207.[1] By 1279, the Mongol leader Kublai Khan had established the Yuan dynasty in China and crushed the last Song resistance, which marked the onset of all of China under the Mongol Yuan rule.

    *1)
    The Committee of 300 by Dr. John Coleman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCzR7NCeMYA

    *2)
    Nationalism is Survivalism. A defense against the hordes of Mongols, like the great Chinese wall once was.

  • Apollo is the A/C

    He WASN’T under Oath – they’re a little bit smarter than that! This visit was for show.

  • Pink Slime

    Hello Angle#3,

    Charlie here. I’m not much of a follower of Fakebook having learned a long time ago of its nefarious data collection which you people seem gladly fork over to a kid just so you can post photos of yourself on HIS website.

    The kid can hardly contain himself as he himself said of people like that are, puck’n stupid to give me all their personal info! (Or something like that). So, one shouldn’t be surprised all kinds of crap get floated there.

    But I must say, he certainly looked WEIRD and “PLASTICKY”. Could it be he is morphing into a FACE’TARD??? :arrow: :neutral:

    Signed,

    Charlie (the boy needs to eat more doughnuts and become normal) :lol: :lol:

    • CUB4DK

      …Charlie boy…I think I’m getting sick of Doughnuts…I’ll best be moving on to SHROOMS :grin:

      Cheers, Uncle Hexy :cool: :lol:

      • Anonymous

        Now your talkin’. :cool:

        • Pink Slime

          Yeah, but to get eat’ n it must be donuts! :lol:

      • Pink Slime

        Which would you rather be? A Shroom’tard or a dough’nut? :lol:

  • Canderson

    (vatican assassins author Eric Jon Phelps
    Tony Gambino says Vatican runs the Mafia
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZc0ZA85oRI)

    The 9/11 2001 opens up a whole can of worms. It is the Air force against the Navy.
    If you look at it i n Secret Space Program terms; Who is the good guy here? No good guys at all?
    What the hell is happening? (esoteric, not exoteric, because we all lived through that until now.)

  • desertzonie

    Everything is easier with the internet but look at the people that abuse it and use it for evil! Animals are precious gifts to us and killing them for such greed is operant and ignorant. What on earth is the matter with humans that they cannot see what is in front of them? The animals are not for killing for the heck of it or something they have; fur, tusks etc….that is evil! I think more of animals than I do of most people and believe it should be outlawed the open seasons on animals that make humans savages! The internet is a great tool to be in touch and share information but all the rest of the things that it is used for that cause harm is as so many other things; abused,
    used to harm and those that so such things are evil fools making this world a worst place instead of better! Humans for all their so called intelligence are really for the most part ignorant, foolish, stupid and not worth ods efforts for us that have been from the beginning of time. Wake the heck up!!

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