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ABC Watch

Experts are concerned about a "deluge" of alcohol advertising during lockdown encouraging unhealthy drinking.

In just one hour on a Friday night, 107 sponsored alcohol advertisements were displayed on a user’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, around one every 35 seconds.

So we were gravely informed on ABC Radio Melbourne yesterday, followed by an interview with Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education chief executive Caterina Giorgi. The item is based on a report by the group which tracked the number of ads on "a personal Facebook and Instagram account".