|Titre :||DM for Details. Selling drugs in the age of social media|
|Auteurs :||L. McCULLOCH ; S. FURLONG|
|Type de document :||Rapport|
|Editeur :||London : Volteface, 2019|
|Format :||87 p.|
|Discipline :||MAR (Marché de la drogue / Drug market)|
Thésaurus TOXIBASEMARCHE DE LA DROGUE ; REVENDEUR ; RESEAU SOCIAL ; PRODUIT ILLICITE ; ETHNOGRAPHIE ; JEUNE ; ACHAT ; RECOMMANDATION ; GROUPE FOCAL ; PUBLICITE
Thésaurus GéographiqueROYAUME-UNI ; ECOSSE
In this report, Volteface aims to bridge the gap in understanding of how social media is being used as a marketplace for illicit drugs and the impact this is having on young people - social media's primary user group.
This report examines how prevalent this phenomenon is, which platforms are most likely to host this activity, what drugs are being advertised, how the platforms are being used, and what impact this is having on young people's wellbeing, as well as the challenges facing social media regulators and law enforcement.
This research used a mixed methodology of both qualitative and quantitative research. To ascertain the prevalence of this phenomenon, Volteface commissioned Survation in January 2019 to conduct a nationally representative poll of 2,006 16-to-24 year olds.
An unrepresentative ethnographic trawl was conducted on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat - the platforms on which the poll suggested that drug distribution activity is most prevalent. This involved setting up accounts that observed and recorded evidence of drugs being advertised and sold through these platforms. The researchers did not communicate with any social media users during the trawl and all published screenshots have been anonymised.
Volteface also invited relevant stakeholders to take part in interviews, an online survey and focus groups to evaluate the impact of drug selling and buying through social media platforms. A total of 24 interviews were conducted, five online survey responses were received and 30 young people aged 13 to 17 participated in four focus groups.
|Domaine :||Drogues illicites / Illicit drugs|