41 U.S. states, including Maine, are suing Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, for allegedly serving harmful content and “addictive” features to children and teenagers.
The lawsuit claims:
Meta has harnessed powerful and unprecedented technologies to entice, engage, and ultimately ensnare youth and teens. Its motive is profit, and in seeking to maximize its financial gains, Meta has repeatedly misled the public about the substantial dangers of its Social Media Platforms.
Read the lawsuit HERE.
Dozens of US states, including Maine, are suing Meta for harming young people’s mental health and contributing the youth mental health crisis by knowingly designing features on Instagram and Facebook that addict children to its platforms.https://t.co/ZVeMvOI1Ip
— CBS 13 News (@WGME) October 24, 2023
Breaking News: Dozens of states sued Meta, accusing the parent company of Facebook and Instagram of knowingly using features to hook children to its platforms, saying its algorithms were designed to push children and teens into toxic and harmful content. https://t.co/hsOOuyvldZ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 24, 2023
BREAKING: I'm joining a coalition of attorneys general to sue Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram.
Meta built features onto their platforms that deliberately target and addict young people, causing serious harm in the process. I won't allow that to continue. pic.twitter.com/kVzpqyL12J
— Attorney General Keith Ellison (@AGEllison) October 24, 2023
— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) October 24, 2023