Are Alcohol Shops Using Twitter To Increase Advertising or Encourage Alcohol Use During COVID-19?

This study found that there was no evidence of increased tweet frequency, however, some COVID-specific alcohol advertising was detected that leveraged the pandemic (4.0%) or referencing the pandemic without explicitly promoting alcohol (12.0%). The most popular market messages used in the tweets were encouraging alcohol use (15.4%) and easy access to alcohol at home (9.5%). The use of COVID-specific alcohol[...]