UN sanctions experts complained Friday (July 19th) that Facebook refuses to answer questions about ship hijackings suspected to be organised on social media sites, AFP reported.
In a report for the Security Council, they said Somalia’s notorious piracy business is supported by accomplices who could be bankers, businessmen, politicians or aid workers, but Facebook refuses to divulge information about their activities.
“Investigations have confirmed that these myriad facilitators are interlinked through various communication channels and employ social network services, such as Facebook,” said the report. “Despite repeated official correspondence addressed to Facebook Inc., it has never responded to monitoring group requests to discuss information on Facebook accounts belonging to individuals involved in hijackings and hostage-taking.”
The experts said they have had “active and comprehensive support” from other private companies with their investigations.