Facebook bans the sale of land with high ecological value in the Amazon


San Francisco (USA), October 8th (EFE) .- The US multi Facebook announced on Friday the ban on the sale or purchase of land in “ecological protected areas” in the Amazon via its platforms, which also include Instagram and WhatsApp social network itself.

“Today we are announcing measures to stop attempts to sell land in ecological nature reserves in the Amazon rainforest,” said the company headed by Mark Zuckerberg in an entry on the company blog.

For this reason, Facebook has changed its business policy and will immediately review the offers published on the platforms in order to compare them with an international database of protected areas due to their ecological importance.

The Menlo Park, Calif., Company said it will continue to work to prevent people from finding ways to circumvent this ban and to continue trading land in ecological protection zones on the platforms.

Following a BBC documentary last March, the Brazilian Federal Court of Justice ordered an investigation into the sale of protected areas in the Amazon rainforest on Facebook.

Facebook is in the spotlight around the world these days after the company’s former employee Frances Haugen testified before a Senate subcommittee last Tuesday that the company is putting its benefits above user safety and hiding that its platforms are harmful to minors promote social division and weaken democracy.

Haugen, who previously leaked in-house documents to the Wall Street Journal, gave the Senate a ruthless portrait of the company because during his work he realized a “devastating truth”: Facebook is hiding information from the company. Public and governments.

For his part, Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg denied that his company put benefits over the safety and wellbeing of users, saying that “many of the allegations don’t make sense” and that he fails to realize “the company’s image is wrong drawn. “

(c) EFE Agency

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