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NEWS: Worldwide Alcohol Policy Newsletter Week #18

Welcome to another week of carefully curated highlights from Alcohol Policy News, Latest Science Digest, and Big Alcohol Watch.
This week, Alcohol Policy News come from the Netherlands, Australia, Sweden, and the WHO European Region…
The Latest Science Digest covers issues of unequal effects of others’ alcohol use on women, and the role of a rearing environments for risk to develop alcohol use disorders later in life…
The Big Alcohol Watch exposes how the political activity of the alcohol industry to weaken alcohol laws in the United States, as well as unethical alcohol marketing during the COVID-19 public health crisis…
This week’s Special Feature sheds more light on alcohol harm during the COVID-19 crisis…

NEWS: Google, Facebook, Twitter Join Forces Promoting Addiction Recovery

Google, Facebook and Twitter have partnered with the nonprofit Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) to launch Tech Together, an online platform to offer support to individuals with substance use disorders. The site is a collection of resources to help those experiencing substance use disorder or battling addiction and the associated stigma…

NEWS: Facebook Exposes Minors to Harmful Ads

An investigation by the Guardian and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation has found Facebook has marked minors as “interested in” alcohol and gambling, thereby exposing them to harmful ads.
Facebook’s advertising tools show some 940,000 minors under the age of 18 years are flagged as being interested in alcoholic beverages and 740,000 are flagged as interested in gambling…

NEWS: Snapchat: Another Platform For Big Alcohol

Snapchat is becoming another premium platform for Big Alcohol to target youth. Adweek reports that Snapchat has started to build serious buzz among brands over the past several months. Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University. The company headquarters are located in Venice, California…