Man Tries to Sell Son on Facebook
We’ve all had moments where we’ve wanted to sell someone, whether it was our siblings or the guy sitting at the desk next to you at work. Thinking about it and doing it are two different matters, of course. Yet a man in Saudi Arabian man tried to sell his son on Facebook recently.
It seems the Saudi Arabian government shut down his illegal debt collection business. When that happened, Saud bin Nasser Al Shahry needed money – and quick. Apparently the going rate for a child is $20 million these days, but child trafficking is clearly illegal and the post violates Facebook’s content policy.
I wonder if Facebook actually has a section in their content policy that specifically addresses child trafficking…
So now Al Shahry, who stated he didn’t want to “live in poverty,” will have to find a back-up plan. Maybe Twitter doesn’t have rules against such postings.