Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Silicon Valley's Online Slave Market

Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram are enabling an illegal online slave market by approving and providing apps used for the selling of workers in the Gulf.

Google, Apple and Facebook-owned Instagram are enabling an illegal online slave market by approving and providing apps used for selling domestic workers in the Gulf.

For Our World, BBC News Arabic's undercover investigation exposes the people in Kuwait breaking local and international laws on modern slavery, including a woman offering a child for sale. At the centre of this powerful investigative film is Fatou, a 16-year-old in Kuwait City, who has been there for nine months. We follow her rescue and journey back home to Guinea, West Africa and ask what is being done to control these apps?

30 minutes

Broadcasts

Featured in...