Facebook Apologizes After Illegal Items Listed in Marketplace

Soon after Facebook introduced Marketplace, a new section on its mobile app that allowed its users to buy and sell with their friends and strangers, the social giant was apologizing for an issue with the section, which featured some posts that would not have been out of place on the online black market Silk Road, which was shut down by the FBI in 2013. Illegal drugs. Dogs. Guns. Sexual services. Baby hedgehogs. Selling all of these items and services on Facebook goes against the site’s commerce policy. And all of them were available on Marketplace.