Facebook, Twitter and YouTube targeted in fake drug crackdown

Interpol's annual crackdown on counterfeit medicines has targeted YouTube accounts for the first time, SecuringIndustry.com reports. Authorities removed more than 19,000 ads on Facebook ($FB), Twitter ($TWTR) and YouTube that promoted the illegal sale of medicines. The social media initiative was run alongside now-established efforts to shut down websites selling fake drugs, which this year led to the closure of more than 10,000 sites. Article

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