25 جولائی 2017
Teenagers sell drugs on social networking sites
A report of the third BBC channel revealed that children at the age of 15 claim to earn up to £ 300 a day through the use of social networking sites to sell drugs based on emoji symbols.
The Third Channel program looked at activity of those gangs on Snapchat and Instagram, as well as the dating app Yellow.
Above sites mentioned that users must report any illegal content they encounter.
But 72 hours after reporting users who sell drugs, their accounts were still active on the Internet.
Tai (not his real name), which the show contacted via "Snapchat", said that financial gains are addictive. He added that he earns 300 pounds a day through his activity on the Net.
The documentary found that dealers who were using emojis to disguise the true nature of the conversations with their customers.
Meanwhile, one of the largest drug gangs claims that three-quarters of their takings comes from selling through young people on social media apps.
In the documentary, the drug bosses show presenter Stacey Dooley a shipment of liquid cocaine from South America hidden in olive oil bottles and reveal how one gang member can make £26,000 in just two days.
Snapchat says in a statement: "We encourage all Snapchatters to report anything to us that doesn't belong on Snapchat, including by using our new in-app reporting tools."
Instagram says it encourages anyone who comes across content similar to that appearing in the film to report it via the in-built reporting tools.
The presenter of the show said she "fear is it is going to take something very tragic to happen to these kids before Yellow, Instagram and Snapchat wake up and take action”.