Drug trafficking invades the web
Mexican site, the "Blog del Narco" distills information reliable drug cartels. For their part, drug traffickers have also invested the web. Zoom in on the blogosphere drugs.
In Mexico, where the war of drug cartels has been raging for years, "Blog del Narco" is presented as "the source of the most reliable information." A red logo adorned cannabis herb brilliant: do not stop at the homepage bling-bling. After six months of existence, this blog is to break into the top 100 most visited sites in Mexico.
"An armed group attacked the police in Los Ramones," "In Tijuana, a close of Ismael Zambada (a cartel boss) is held hostage": these are some recent titles published on a site more valuable information that are struggling to get out in the mainstream press. "In areas affected by drug trafficking, there is a certain silence. The media censor themselves, because there are journalists threatened, targeted by attacks or hostage", recognizes Sergio Octavio Contreras , a researcher in communication.
Public Blog del Narco is composed mostly of young people between 18 and 34 years. The authors of this web page, them, value their anonymity. "They have managed so far to evade Mexican police and even the FBI was investigating them," says Sergio Octavio Contreras, interviewed by Europe1.fr.
The Spanish newspaper Qué! has still managed to pull an interview with the authors who present themselves as "two young, each in turn involved in computer science and journalism, and determined to tell the truth."
"For me, yes, they are reliable. Even if I do not know them personally, I have not heard anyone so far put in doubt what they had announced," said Europe1.fr for Alberto López Malax the Spanish journalist who conducted the interview.
To prove his seriousness, the Blog del Narco highlights of "evidence", that is to say, photos, or videos, including some particularly violent, that shocked Mexico. But some of these "tips" have enabled the police to further investigate.
The authors of the blog to provide "neither in favor nor against" any group of drug traffickers. Still, they are so well informed, but also because "the directors are related to the cartels themselves, manipulating them in part," said Octavio Sergio Contreras.
Where some items to the threatening tone where you can read for example: "The perpetrators of a massacre in a rehabilitation center in Tijuana have warned they would kill one person for each ton of marijuana seized."
If the information travels so fast on the internet, it is also because the cartels and drug traffickers have long since invaded this virtual space to develop their "underground culture".
Sergio Octavio Contreras does not hesitate to speak in the sense of "narcored", a "web of drug trafficking" where money, jewelry, beautiful women are paraded as outward signs of success.
Amid blogosphere this drug, the Blog Del Narco is therefore probably only the tip of an iceberg and informative stretching on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter. (Source Europe 1)