Report suggests Facebook, Google make profits from online 'pop-up' brothels

The Trump administration is already working on a legislation aimed at cracking down on sex trafficking on internet platforms. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Mar 05, 2018, 04.59 AM (IST)

Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA) has accused Facebook and Google of making profits from "pop-up" brothels on their platforms. 

According to a report that featured in a leading international daily, "pop-up" sex clubs were discovered in Cornwall, Cambridge, Swindon and holiday cottages in the Peak district.

The NCA suggests web companies facilitate and enable sexual exploitation of trafficked victims in the UK.

Countries across the globe are now trying to pass legislation for tightened internet practices making internet firms responsible for the content on their platforms.

The Trump administration is already working on a legislation aimed at cracking down on sex trafficking on internet platforms.

"We all have a responsibility to do our part to fight this. That's why we at Facebook support efforts to pass amended legislation in the House that would allow responsible companies to continue fighting sex trafficking while giving victims the chance to seek justice against companies that knowingly facilitate such abhorrent acts," Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's Chief Operating Officer shared recently.