ProPublica: Facebook Grew Marketplace to 1 Billion Users. Now Scammers Are Using It to Target People Around the World.
ProPublica: Facebook Grew Marketplace to 1 Billion Users. Now Scammers Are Using It to Target People Around the World.. “It hit 1 billion users a month this spring, and the company recently told investors that it’s one of its most promising new sources of revenue. That growth has been built, in part, on the company’s assurances about the safety of its platform…. That confidence may be misguided. Facebook says it protects users through a mix of automated systems and human reviews. But a ProPublica investigation based on internal corporate documents, interviews and law enforcement records reveals how those safeguards fail to protect buyers and sellers from scam listings, fake accounts and violent crime.” You mean Facebook’s oversight of its Marketplace platform is as ineffective as the oversight of its main product? I’M (not really) SHOCKED!