Newswire: Facebook is sorry that people tried to sell drugs and babies on Marketplace

From the graffiti-covered markets of ancient Rome to the launch of Facebook Marketplace, one thing has remained constant: Give people a forum to buy and sell whatever they want, and they’ll immediately make a black market out of it. That’s what prompted Facebook to issue an apology earlier this week, saying it was sorry for posts offering to sell guns, drugs, and even babies—that last one hopefully a joke—that popped up as soon as the new swap-meet feature appeared on the social-media site on Monday. Here’s what came up in a search conducted in Chicago on Monday night:

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Yep, the very first thing that popped up was somebody selling weed. (And a cool deal on an ATV, but that’s not the point.)

Anyway, anyone who’s ever done a little digging into the darker recesses of Craigslist—or who was once a …

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