The governor of Texas says Mexican drug cartels are using social networks to recruit migrants from the United States


At a border security briefing in Weslaco, Hidalgo County, Texas, Governor Greg Abbott claimed That Mexican drug cartels were using TikTok as a platform to recruit smugglers from the US.He added that social media is promoting human trafficking in Texas, while criticizing the Biden administration’s response to the whole situation.Mexico’s criminal group is using TikTok advertising, in Texas, and SAN Antonio, Houston and other cities in Texas, there may be some other states recruiting smugglers, advertising for smugglers, to get paid, let them here in Texas, human trafficking, including victims of trafficking. “he further added,TikTok should be ashamed, condemned, and face legal consequences for its actions in promoting human trafficking in Texas and the United States.Videos about the Cartel and its activities have reportedly garnered at least hundreds of thousands of views on platforms like TikTok, which is called ‘Cartel TikTok. ‘Semi-automatic weapons, piles of cash, armored vehicles and poppy fields have glamorized Mexico’s drug culture as prominent elements on short video platforms.After a clip of a high-speed boat chase went viral on TikTok, content produced by the cartels began flooding American channels.As people start to like and share the clip, more similar videos will arrive, according to the interest algorithm.In response, a TikTok spokesperson told the New York Times that the company is “committed to working with law enforcement to combat organized crime.”This isn’t the first time Republican members have denounced TikTok.Back in January 2019, former President Donald Trump used an executive order to sign an order banning transactions with TikTok and its parent company ByteDance because it concerned “the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.”The order was eventually rescinded by the Biden administration.

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