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Meta faces legal battle over alleged teen addiction to social media

Businessman and lawyer discuss lawsuits in the office.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, finds itself entangled in a lawsuit filed by 41 US states alleging the platform deliberately lured teenagers into addiction. The crux of the lawsuit centres around the claim that Meta has knowingly and wilfully designed its platforms to exploit the vulnerability of teenagers, making them more susceptible to addiction. Through data harvesting of young users’ data, the US states involved argue that Meta’s algorithms prioritise compulsive engagement and user retention over the well-being of its younger user base.

This legal action marks a significant step in addressing the ethical and social implications of technology and its impact on the younger demographic in the US. The lawsuit delves into the specifics of Meta’s alleged role in fostering addiction, citing concerns about the detrimental effects of social media on teenagers’ self-esteem, mental health, and overall psychological development.

As the legal proceedings unfold, the lawsuit against Meta serves as a catalyst for a broader conversation about the responsibility of tech companies in protecting users, especially young and impressionable ones. Legal scholars, policymakers, and mental health advocates are closely monitoring the case, anticipating its potential ripple effects on industry practices and regulations governing social media platforms.

Meta is likely to face legal and monetary repercussions as well as policy changes to its platform. The case may even set a precedent, prompting other US states, and possibly countries, to re-evaluate the regulations governing social media platforms.

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