Sex, Drugs And Baby Hedgehogs: Welcome To Facebook’s New Marketplace

Oh, and and you can apparently buy guns on there too...

Sex, Drugs And Baby Hedgehogs: Welcome To Facebook's New Marketplace

by Tabi Jackson Gee |
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Weed. Tamales. Baby hedgehogs. Sex. These are just a few of the things you can buy in the US through the newly relaunched Facebook Marketplace. God bless America!

The service, which will probably replace Craigslist, Ebay and Etsy at some point in the not too distant future (RIP Craisglist and all the weird and wonderful things you’ve made happen) only launched yesterday and already the company is facing problems with people reportedly even selling guns through the platform.

Just last week, USA Today asked Facebook if they were worried about people using the marketplace to sell illegal goods, but the company said it would take "appropriate action to make Marketplace a safe place for people."

This isn’t the first time Facebook have ventured into the marketplace territory: the first iteration of it was launched in 2007 but no one used it. Now the company are back with this, a bigger, better, and already very popular (if with the wrong sort of ‘sellers’) second version. The service basically allows you to search for items and shop for them all through the mobile app.

Facebook’s bid for world domination continues...

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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