The Mexican government is now selling Twitter, the Twitter for Mexicans and Instagram, a way for cartels to manage their social media presence.
In a move that has caught the attention of social media users around the world, the government is launching a program that is supposed to give citizens access to social media sites that have been shut down in the last three years.
The social media companies are allowed to offer free access to users to their services.
The government is selling Twitter and Instagram for around $1,500 per month, which is cheaper than most other social media platforms, according to a government official who spoke to National Geographic.
The official said the government hopes to sell Instagram for $1.5 million per month.
It’s a way to boost government revenues, said Antonio Ríos, an analyst with the Center for Digital Democracy, a research group.
But the program will also increase the ability of the cartels to control traffic on social media.
“If the social media for the cartels is the most reliable, the easiest to manage, then why are they getting away with doing this?” said Río.
Mexican officials have also been trying to increase the flow to social networks through the purchase of advertising space on the platforms.
Ríos said that the purchase and sale of ads in the social networks will increase the cartels’ reach and make it harder for them to control the flows of traffic to and from those sites.
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