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Extremists, criminal groups using Facebook to sell ancient Middle East artifacts

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.

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