Apple almost ‘banned Facebook’ over slavery posts

In 2019, Apple reportedly threatened to ban Facebook products from its App Store after domestic “slaves for sale” were found by the BBC on the social media platform’s apps, including Instagram.

The BBC News Arabic investigation revealed an online black market in the illegal buying and selling of domestic workers.

Apple’s threat to ban the social media giant was revealed in the Wall Street Journal’s Facebook Files, a series of reports that are based on internal Facebook documents.

Facebook told the BBC that it has been combating human trafficking on its platform for many years.

"Our goal remains to prevent anyone who seeks to exploit others from having a home on our platform,” it added.

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