Instagram blocks some drugs advert tags after BBC probe

Instagram has blocked searches for certain terms associated with the suspected illegal sale of drugs via its service.The photo-themed social network took the measure after being asked to respond to an investigation by #BBCtrending – a new social media series.The journalists had uncovered many pictures and videos of narcotics posted alongside text advertising their sale. see:Instagram acts after BBC finds site users are advertising illegal drugs
The photo sharing service Instagram has taken steps to block certain hashtags in a bid to stamp out the sale of illegal drugs via its users.The social networking site – where people post and comment on photographs and videos – announced the move after a BBC investigation, which found users were showing narcotics and advertising their sale.

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