Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, has been sued. Are 41 entities in the United States and the District of Columbia that filed the class action lawsuit arguing that these platforms are harmful and addictive for minors.
According to the demand coming from both Republican and Democratic legislatorsthe company has deliberately implemented Addictive features in your apps which have a detrimental impact on your mental health and even contribute to eating disorders.
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“Children and teens are suffering from record levels of poor mental health, and social media companies like Meta are to blame,” said Democratic Attorney General Letitia James.
James also added that the Mark Zuckerberg’s company “has profited from children’s pain by intentionally designing their platforms with manipulative features that make them addicted while lowering their self-esteem.
Political tension in the US between the two parties is at a very high point, however, when it comes to criticism of Goallegislators usually agree that it is a company with elements to point out.
Dave Yost, Republican attorney general of Ohiosaid that this bipartisan lawsuit is intended to “force the company to change its ways,” in addition to the fact that when they are on its platforms they become “vulnerable to cyberbullying and online predators.”
On the other hand, the Pennsylvania prosecutor, Democrat Michelle Henrysaid it is time for “social media giants to stop trading on our children’s mental health for huge profits.”
He also added that the parent company of the social networks Not only does it target the minds of minors, but it also “lies to the public and parents about how its platforms are safe.”
Meta spokesperson Andy Stonesaid that the company has implemented more than 30 tools to support young people and their families in mental health care and also criticized the position of legislators.
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