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Meta, Snap Defend Efforts to Deter Illegal Fentanyl Sales Online

Dec. 5, 2022, 9:08 PM

Social media companies are defending their efforts to combat illegal fentanyl sales on their platforms as Republicans decry a growing drug epidemic.

The tech industry is set to face new congressional scrutiny next year in the House, where Republicans will have a majority and have made oversight a centerpiece of their agenda. Republicans in both chambers have been particularly focused on the online sale of illegal drugs as overdose deaths in the US rise.

Meta Platforms Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s YouTube, ByteDance Ltd.'s TikTok, and Snap Inc., in letters shared with Bloomberg Government, said they’re collaborating with enforcement ...