Facebook says that a "technical issue" allowed listings for drugs, animals, adult services, and other illegal items to appear in its new Craigslist competitor, Marketplace.
In a statement to Business Insider, Facebook director of product management Mary Ku said the company is "working to fix the problem" and "closely monitoring our systems to ensure we are properly identifying and removing violations before giving more people access to Marketplace.
At last, there's another place to sell items to strangers on the internet. Facebook debuted a new "Marketplace" for its iOS and Android apps Monday, allowing users to buy and sell items via a new tab at the bottom of their News Feed...
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The company attributed the presence of drugs, animals, and other illegal listings on the new Craigslist-like platform to a 'technical issue.'