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February 19, 2024

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February 19, 2024

NYC Sues Social Media Giants

New York City recently initiated legal action against prominent social media corporations, alleging their practices have contributed to a "youth mental health crisis." The lawsuit singles out Meta, TikTok, YouTube (owned by Google), and Snap, claiming they employ strategies akin to those used by casinos and tobacco companies to ensnare young users into addictive behaviors on their platforms.

This lawsuit adds to a series of similar legal battles concerning the ways in which social media interacts with children and adolescents, including a substantial multi-state effort targeting Meta, involving the attorneys general of over 30 states.

Businesses that cater to children are subject to specific rules and regulations, including notices that must be provided in their Privacy Policies on their website. The attorneys at Outside Legal Counsel LLP have experience representing such businesses and drafting such policies. Please reach out to us for a consultation.

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