Twitter, Instagram Slammed for Failing to Take Down Xanax Ads
Labour MP for Enfield Southgate in London Bambos Charalambous brought to the attention of the parliament this week several accounts and ads on Twitter and Instagram for anti-anxiety medication Xanax. The MP revealed that the social media sites had not taken action despite reports that were sent to them.
According to the BBC, Twitter had failed to take down 16 of such posts and pages, while Instagram took down 7 out of 10 within two weeks.
The drug’s manufacturer, Pfizer, said that the Xanax being advertised were likely to be fake.