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December 5, 2023

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December 5, 2023

States Sue META, Say Apps Harm Kids

A consortium comprising numerous states has filed a lawsuit against Meta, asserting that Facebook and Instagram deliberately cultivate addictive features that harm children. Additionally, they allege that these platforms illicitly gather data from individuals under the age of 13 without parental consent.  

This legal action transpires two years following the exposure of Meta's internal research by a former Facebook employee, which revealed the detrimental impact of Instagram on teenagers' self-esteem and mental well-being. In tandem with Meta, social media competitors such as Snap, TikTok, and Google are grappling with numerous lawsuits accusing them of contributing to users' experiences of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and disrupted sleep patterns.

If you are a business that caters to children, there are certain privacy related requirements you must follow.   The attorneys at Outside Legal Counsel can help.  Reach out to us for a consultation.  

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