Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Facebook apologises for baby hedgehog Marketplace ads

Baby hedgehogs, illegal drugs and guns were listed for sale on the new Marketplace section of Facebook's app on its first day of operation.
The social network has apologised, saying a glitch had prevented it from properly screening posts and removing those that violated its policies.
Marketplace offers users a way to buy and sell items to and from others in their local area.
The New York Times was among the first to report the problem, and said some of the adverts "would not have been out of place on the online black market Silk Road", whose operators were arrested in 2013.