Facebook bans sale of looted antiquities on its platform

Friday, June 26, 2020 - 5:24pm

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Facebook has decided to prohibit the sale of historic artifacts on its platform. This comes after intense lobbying by activists concerned that most of the items are looted from conflict zones such as Iraq and Syria. Activists are pleased but want more to be done. Host Marco Werman speaks with one of those activists, Amr al-Azm, an archaeologist and professor at Shawnee State University in Ohio.