An undercover study conducted in Kuwait revealed how internet commerce with female slaves has taken place via the apps, that Google, Apple and Facebook owns - including Instagram.
Here are the spreads been boosted via Instagrams own algorithm, while the trades have been agreed via private messages in the app.
It writes the BBC.
Women are among the second sold via hashtags as 'maids for sale', and has been available for a price of 10,000 crowns.
According to the kuwaiti authorities are the kingpins now the regatta, while the activity of the offending pages is ended after revelations.
According to BBC News Arabics, which is behind the extensive work, were victims as young as 16 years of age.
Lawyer Kimberley Motley, who represents one of the victims in the case, believes that the responsibility must be placed with the respective apps ejermænd.
- They (Apple, ed.) claiming to be responsible for everything that is available in their store the Apple Store. Our question is therefore, what they mean by responsibility', she says according to the BBC.
Both Google and Apple have in connection with the case declared, that they are trying to develop solutions that can prevent the illegal behavior on their platforms.