We Need Washington to Put Consumer Safety Ahead of Amazon
The COVID-19 pandemic changed our shopping habits overnight, forcing many of us to turn to online platforms for our needs. While this newfound convenience has had substantial benefits, it also has resulted in an emerging threat to consumer safety. Dangerous and unsafe merchandise has flooded online marketplaces, as criminals exploit the pandemic and lack of transparency online to dupe consumers. The problem sits with a lack of verification on e-commerce platforms like Amazon.