'Exploiting Young People for Profit:' 8 Lawsuits Target Facebook

'Exploiting Young People for Profit:' 8 Lawsuits Target Facebook


Eight lawsuits have been filed in various states alleging that Facebook’s platforms are detrimental to the health of young people. One attorney says, “The defendants knew that their products and related services were dangerous to young and impressionable children and teens, yet they completely disregarded their own information. They implemented sophisticated algorithms designed to encourage frequent access to the platforms and prolonged exposure to harmful content.”

Mashable reports that the law firm Beasley Allen has hit Facebook (now known as Meta) with eight lawsuits claiming that the company’s platforms Facebook and Instagram have been detrimental to young people’s mental health. The law firm release a statement stating that Meta not only “exploits young people for profit,” but actively aimed to make its platforms as psychologically addictive as

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