Facebook allowed 16-year-old girl to be SOLD as child bride in Sudan


The tech giant, which prohibits human trafficking on its platform, did not delete a post requesting payment for marriage to the girl until she was already married. "That a girl could be sold for marriage on the world's biggest social networking site in this day and age is beyond belief," George Otim, the country director for Plan International South Sudan, said in a statement. "This barbaric use of technology is reminiscent of latter-day slave markets."