Extremists, criminal groups using Facebook to sell ancient Middle East artifacts
CBS News Published on Jun 26, 2019
Ancient relics, antiquities and treasures from the Middle East are being looted and trafficked on Facebook, according to a new report by the ATHAR Project. It found extremist groups and criminal organizations are selling pieces of history like mosaics, statues and historical architecture online. The project's co-directors, Amr Al-Azm and Katie Paul, joined CBSN to explain how they infiltrated the illicit black market and Facebook's role in the trafficking.