Social media and drug markets

Brian Jay Frederick, Thanki Danica

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of social media platforms and how they can affect drug markets. Drawing on the literature to explore the drug-related content existing on various social media channels, the chapter discusses how social media have both a direct impact on drug supply and an indirect impact on demand for drugs. The chapter goes on to provide a summary of responses and discusses the need for future research to develop our understanding of social media and how they affect drug supply and demand.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction: Insights 21
Subtitle of host publicationThe Internet and Drug Markets
Place of PublicationLuxembourg
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
Chapter12
Pages115-123
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-92-9168-841-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2016

Publication series

NameEuropean Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction: Insights 21
PublisherPublications Office of the European Union
ISSN (Print)2314-9264

Keywords

  • Sociology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Criminology
  • Media Sociology

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