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Big Tech creating big danger? GOP lawmakers signal social media is ‘facilitating’ border crisis crimes
Rep. Kat Cammack argues Big Tech is facilitating the border crisis
Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., discusses social media’s role in human and drug trafficking along the southern border.
Republican lawmakers are calling out Big Tech and the Biden administration for their complicity in alleged crimes along the southern border, ultimately putting United States national security at risk.
"Big Tech has been facilitating the trafficking of women and children, they are facilitating the trafficking of narcotics," Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., said on "Mornings with Maria" Thursday. "Just three days ago in my own district, a mother gave her child, her toddler, candy that had been laced with fentanyl, and paramedics had to revive this child. This is happening all over the country."
Mexican criminal cartels are increasingly using social media to recruit people in the U.S. to help with their smuggling operations at the southern border, just as the U.S. is facing a historic migrant surge.
One TikTok video posted by the Texas Department of Public Safety reads, "Need someone who can drive an 18 wheeler right now McAllen to Houston already ready $70k."
Traffickers have also taken to Meta’s multiple platforms – including Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp – to post advertisements that read in Spanish as, "I help with the crossing to [U.S.]," and, "I cross you to the United States 100% safe."
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