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Parents Warn of Lost Lives as GOP Probes Online Drug Sales (1)

Jan. 25, 2023, 10:03 PMUpdated: Jan. 25, 2023, 11:12 PM

House Republicans are calling on social media companies to better combat rising deaths of minors who unknowingly purchase deadly drugs online — highlighting the issue in one of their first committee events of the year.

House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) called for an “all hands on deck” approach to the sale and transfer of illegal drugs on platforms such as Snap Inc.‘s Snapchat or Meta Platforms Inc.‘s Instagram and Facebook.

Social media companies’ education campaigns to counter the sale of drugs on their platforms aren’t enough, Rodgers added at a roundtable to examine the ...