Snap launches in-app tool on drug dangers following fentanyl deaths
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By Elizabeth Culliford
(Reuters) – Snap is launching an in-app tool to educate users searching for drug-related key words on Snapchat about the dangers of drugs and is working on tools for parents to help keep teenagers safe on the service, the company said on Thursday.
The announcement comes after a public safety alert from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) last week, which warned about an increase in fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine often sold on social media and e-commerce sites.
DEA head Anne Milgrim said in a recent interview with NBC News that social media companies were not doing enough to stop the problem.
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