Tuesday, June 25

United States district attorneys are examining how Meta platforms played a part in controlled substance sales

Federal district attorneys asking concerns about Meta are “checking out whether the business’s social-media platforms are assisting in and making money from the unlawful sale of drugs,” according to unnamed sources in a report today by the Wall Street JournalDistrict attorneys apparently sent out Meta subpoenas in 2015 looking for records on “violative drug material on Meta’s platforms and/or the illegal sale of drugs by means of Meta’s platforms.”

A Meta representative informed the Journal that, “The sale of illegal drugs protests our policies and we work to discover and eliminate this material from our services. Meta proactively works together with police authorities to assist fight the sale and circulation of illegal drugs.”

The WSJ stated TikTok did not react when asked whether it has actually gotten any subpoenas.

Scientists who gathered information about prescription drug advertisements on Facebook for the Journal in 2022 likewise stated they got a subpoena. Meta didn’t right away react to our ask for remark.

As the Journal notes, Meta president of international affairs Nick Clegg published on Friday that the business has actually signed up with the Alliance to Prevent Drug Harms. United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated throughout a session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs the other day that the United States and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime had actually started “a brand-new collective effort with Meta, Snap, and others to interfere with miracle drug activity online.”

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