Republican introduces bill to crack down on sale of drugs on social media

Rep. August Pfluger (R-TX) announced on Friday that he is introducing legislation to limit the sale of illegal drugs on social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat.

The legislation, the Drug-Free Social Media and Digital Communities Act, would adjust the federal criminal code so that drug dealers selling products to users 18 and under on social media would be penalized the same as dealers who sell products near schools, colleges, or youth facilities.

“As a father, I know that keeping our children safe is the most important responsibility of being a parent,” Pfluger told the Washington Examiner. “Unfortunately, social media platforms have become hot spots for drug trading, and these dangerous drugs are more accessible to children than ever before, often without parental knowledge of the issue.”

“By making social media platforms protected zones for children, like schools and parks, individuals now caught selling
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