Peter Colosi interviewed for “Why Drugs Are Still for Sale on Instagram” for Bloomberg News: Technology

April 2019

By  Sarah Frier  and Pia Gadkari

In addition to brand campaigns and celebrity posts, Instagram is a place where people go to find illegal drugs.

Instagram is full of vacation pics, brand campaigns and celebrity posts. But it’s also a place where people go to find counterfeit prescription drugs and illegal street drugs. This week on Decrypted, we follow the story of Eileen Carey, who has tried for years to bring this troubling issue to Instagram’s attention. Thanks in part to her efforts, Instagram has taken some steps to curbing drug-related content. But the problem still has not been contained.