Human smugglers use Facebook to connect with migrants and spread false hope of reaching U.S.

Facebook is a government entity. Always has been.

NBC

Human smugglers are openly advertising their services on Facebook, falsely telling Central Americans interested in crossing illegally into the United States that they can promise a “100 percent” safe journey.

While the use of social media by smugglers is not new, the practice is growing, fueling false hope as more migrants fall prey to misinformation about how the Biden administration will welcome them, according to Department of Homeland Security officials, immigration experts and lawyers.

“Travel to Mexico to the United States. Costs $8,000. 100 percent safe,” reads a recent post written in Spanish. “Cross through Matamoros. You walk one hour, after in automobile until you arrive to your relative.”

The Spanish-language posts identified by NBC News were found on public Facebook pages with names like “Migrants from Various Countries in Mexico” and “Migrants in the Mexico-U.S.A. Border Awaiting Hearing.” more

5 Comments on Human smugglers use Facebook to connect with migrants and spread false hope of reaching U.S.

  1. That’s not a big surprise. So who’s buying them $1000.00 IPhones and paying for the service for them to view Facebook?

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  2. I wonder if Facebook issues any miss-information “corrections” to these statements? How do you spell rhetorical?

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  3. Why does twitter, facebook, & youtube promote and make money from everything wrong in the world including sex trafficking and child porn.

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  4. C’mon maaaan… At least they’re not doing something really evil, like posting a video of Trump speaking.

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  5. “…fueling false hope as more migrants fall prey to misinformation about how the Biden administration will welcome them…”

    False hope? How about certainty? NBC propaganda.

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