(ABC News, Australia) Facebook has been criticised for allowing a 16-year-old child bride in South Sudan to be auctioned off to the highest bidder on its platform.
Her father received 500 cows, two luxury cars, two bikes, a boat, some mobile phones and $13,800 in exchange for his daughter.
It is the largest dowry ever paid in the civil war-torn country, according to the Government.
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Five men bid on the girl, including high-ranking South Sudanese government officials, according to children's rights organisation Plan International.