States sue Meta for harming young people’s mental health, collecting data on children

Posted on AllSides October 24th, 2023
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A group of 33 states including California and New York are suing Meta Platforms Inc. 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. The lawsuit filed in federal court in California also claims that Meta routinely collects data on children under 13 without their parents’ consent, in violation of federal law. “Kids and teenagers are suffering from record levels of poor mental health and social media companies like Meta are to...

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