Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Documents Show.

In January, a former cop turned Fb Inc. investigator posted an all-employees memo on the company’s internal message board. It commenced “Happy 2021 to absolutely everyone!!” and then proceeded to depth a new set of what he called “learnings.” The greatest just one: A Mexican drug cartel was utilizing Fb to recruit, coach and spend strike gentlemen.

The behavior was shocking and in clear violation of Facebook’s procedures. But the business did not end the cartel from posting on Fb or Instagram, the company’s photo-sharing web-site.