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Dozens of US states are suing Meta for getting kids addicted to Instagram

Posted on AllSides October 25th, 2023
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New York attorney general Letitia James and a bipartisan coalition of 32 other state attorneys general are dragging Meta to court for fueling addiction and a mental health crisis among kids using its platforms. The parent company of Facebook and Instagram “has harnessed powerful and unprecedented technologies to entice, engage, and ultimately ensnare youth and teens,” according to the lawsuit filed yesterday (Oct. 24) in the Northern District Court of California. “It has concealed the ways in which these Platforms exploit and manipulate its most vulnerable consumers: teenagers and children....

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