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Meta is a 'breeding ground' for child predators, new lawsuit claims

Posted on AllSides December 6th, 2023

The state of New Mexico is suing Meta, its platforms and CEO Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly allowing its sites to become "a marketplace for predators in search of children upon whom to prey." The lawsuit filed Tuesday by the state's attorney general, Raul Torrez, accuses Instagram and Facebook of becoming a "breeding ground" for predators using the sites to sex-traffic, groom and solicit sexual images from minors. The suit also claims Meta uses certain algorithms to keep young users on the app and others to push explicit content to children,...

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