Drug Cartels Using Social Media To Target Children

  • Lawmakers on Wednesday discussed how Mexican cartels are using social media as a “superhighway of drugs” to bring fentanyl to the U.S.
  • Experts called for a change in tech companies after the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said these cartels are targeting young Americans through social media platforms, fueling the fentanyl epidemic.
  • “The cartels understand that if someone dies from taking their deadly fentanyl, that there are 100 million other users on Snapchat that they can sell their drugs to,” said DEA administrator Anne Milgram, testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
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