Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claims Mexican cartels are using TikTok to recruit smugglers
Greg Abbottheld a border security briefing with 12 Republican attorneys generalon Thursday.
- Abbott claimed cartels are advertising paid smuggling jobs on
TikTok, including human trafficking.
During a border security briefing on Thursday,
"Cartels in Mexico are using TikTok to advertise, to recruit smugglers in Texas, in San Antonio, Houston, and other cities in Texas and maybe some other states, to advertise for smugglers, for pay, for them to smuggle people here in Texas, which would include victims of human trafficking," Abbott said.
"TikTok should be ashamed, condemned, and have a legal action brought against it for promoting human trafficking in Texas and the United States of America," Abbott claimed.
Attorneys general from twelve conservative states attended the briefing, including Oklahoma, Utah, Missouri, and West Virginia.
Insider has reached out to Abbott and representatives of TikTok for comment.
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