SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — In response to rallies across the country calling for Snapchat to be held accountable for overdose deaths that consequence from drug gross sales on the platform, the corporate issued the next assertion.
“Our hearts exit to households who've misplaced family members to fentanyl and different illicit medicine. At Snap we strictly prohibit drug-related exercise on our platform, aggressively implement in opposition to these violations, and help legislation enforcement of their investigations. We work to be as proactive as doable in stopping, detecting and combating this sort of abuse, and are continually enhancing our capabilities on this space. We stand in help of those that are elevating consciousness on the hazards of fentanyl tablets and are dedicated to being a accomplice in these efforts.”
It additionally mentioned it was taking the next steps to cease unlawful drug transactions on the app:
We're dedicated to persevering with to make significant modifications each in our operational work to fight drug sellers on Snapchat, and in efforts to boost consciousness with Snapchatters about these threats and the way they'll shield themselves.
We're working with specialists to additional enhance our work to fight this exercise, together with security specialists who commonly replace our moderation groups about new traits, harms, terminology, symbols and emojis which are getting used to characterize and promote medicine.
We're continually updating our instruments to dam new language that drug sellers use when promoting medicine.