Newsbeat has been investigating how social media is being used to sell drugs

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Newsbeat has been investigating how social media is being used to sell drugs

Over the previous six months Radio 1 Newsbeat has been investigating how social media is getting used to promote medicine.

Britain’s most senior police officer in the case of medicine says social media bosses would do extra if it was their kids dying from medicine purchased this manner.

Analysis suggests one in 4 younger folks are actually seeing medicine marketed on their social media feeds.

Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, whose son Daniel died after taking MDMA, has been main a marketing campaign from a gaggle of mums who’ve all misplaced a toddler to unlawful medicine. They need social media corporations to do extra to take down content material from drug sellers.

Video by Jim Connolly and Matt Wareham.

You possibly can watch Sellers in Your DMs in full on

Radio1’s iPlayer Channel.

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