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Snapchat fights drug dealing on app amid surge in youth overdose deaths

Improved automated drug detection systems and enhanced partnerships with law enforcement are among changes

Snapchat has announced new efforts to combat drug dealing on the platform, changes that come as drug-related deaths among US high school and college-aged youth are exploding.

The company said it has improved automated drug detection systems, enhanced partnerships with law enforcement, and launched a new portal educating users on the dangers of drugs.

Erin McCormick contributed reporting

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