Drug dealers using Facebook to target children

Jan 15, 2018 by

Scores of criminals are freely touting for business on Facebook and other sites

Many are offering cannabis for sale while one dealer even offered to sell cocaine Social media sites were accused of failing to shut down ‘blatant’ law-breaking

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Drug dealers are openly using Facebook to target children, a Daily Mail investigation reveals.

Scores of criminals are freely touting for business on the site and other social media giants including Instagram and Twitter.

Many are offering cannabis for sale. One dealer, when contacted, offered to sell cocaine. A reporter posing as a teenage boy found dealers on Facebook willing to supply him with drugs even when they knew he was still at school.

On Instagram, the picture sharing site owned by Facebook, an account with more than 22,000 followers appeared to be dedicated to verifying genuine cannabis dealers in the UK.

Source: Drug dealers using Facebook to target children | Daily Mail Online

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