Instagram faces bipartisan investigation over effect on teens

Instagram faces bipartisan investigation over effect on teens


Instagram is facing an investigation from a bipartisan group of state attorneys general over the photo-sharing app’s effect on young people, even as its parent company Meta Platforms attempts to shrug off months of scandals.  

The attorney generals of New York, Florida, California and several other states said Thursday that they’re investigating “the techniques utilized by [Instagram] to increase the frequency and duration of engagement by young users and the resulting harms caused by such extended engagement.” 

The news comes after internal documents at Meta, which last month changed its name from Facebook, were leaked to news outlets including the New York Post, revealing Instagram’s harmful effects on young people. The company’s own research showed that Instagram can curate anorexia-related images to

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