AG Curtis Hill joins bipartisan coalition raising concerns about illegal online alcohol sales

first_imgStatewide—Attorney General Curtis Hill today joined a bipartisan coalition of 46 state and territory attorneys general in calling on Facebook, Craigslist and eBay to take proactive measures against alcohol sales on their platforms that frequently violate state laws.In a letter, the attorneys general note that the 21st Amendment invests the right to regulate the sale of alcohol to each state and points out concerns that unlicensed, unregulated, and untaxed alcohol sales are taking place on digital platforms. The consumer may not know that this method of alcohol sales is illegitimate or that these black-market products could pose health risks.The letter asks Facebook, Craigslist, and eBay to take the following specific actions:Review the current content posted to the companies’ websites and remove illegal postings for the sales and/or transfer of alcohol products.Develop and deploy programming to block and prevent your platform users from violating state law by posting content for the sale and distribution of alcohol products on their websites.last_img

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