Dozens of States Sue Meta Over Youth Mental Health Crisis

REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo
REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo

Dozens of U.S. states filed suit against Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, over its alleged role in fueling the mental health crisis among children and teens. The states accused Meta of coaxing America’s youth into addictive social media usage and misleading the public about the dangers its platforms can pose, Reuters reported. The suit was filed in California federal court and seeks various damages, including significant civil penalties.

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