Social Media Lawsuit – A Brief Overview
The Social Media Lawsuits claim that Meta Platforms, Inc. (Meta) and its social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram, makes billions of dollars each year by exploiting its most vulnerable users—children.
Lawsuits are being filed against Meta alleging that Facebook and Instagram knowingly built these social media platforms using algorithms specifically designed to lure young people into a destructive addiction. Excessive exposure to the platforms has led kids and young adults to develop eating disorders, self-harm, and suicidal ideation.
Evidence of the companies’ wrongdoing and exploitation was brought to light when, Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee and now whistleblower, testified before a U.S. Senate committee, accusing the company of ignoring the harm caused by its social platforms. Haugen went on record and told committee members, “Facebook knows that they are leading young users to anorexia content.” Social media platforms have been accused of creating products that take advantage of teenagers’ and children’s usage. Lawsuits may also claim that algorithms set by the popular apps may lead to addictive behavior and may direct teens to harmful content.
Our lawyers are investigating cases on behalf of kids, parents, and young adults who:
- Used one or both Meta platforms (Facebook and/or Instagram)
- Commonly uses or has used the platforms more than 3 hours per day
- Started using the platforms before the age of 21
- Suffered one or more injuries or conditions investigated related to their use of the platforms
- Anorexia/bulimia/eating disorder
- Self-harm/suicidal ideation/suicide attempt/suicide
- Received treatment or counseling for the injury or condition
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