40 US states sued Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram.
Meta has been accused by the US states that the technology company has caused many mental problems including depression in the youth generation through social media.
The lawsuit said Metta glossed over the dangers of social media platforms for financial gain and exploited young users, using a business model to get young people addicted to spending too much time on social media, which could harm their mental health. Damaged.
Research has shown that youth use of Metta’s social media platforms is associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia, interference with education and daily life, and many other negative outcomes, the complaint states.
The complaint was made in 2021 after Meta’s own research showed the company was aware of the harm Instagram was causing to young people, especially girls.
These states have requested the court to impose heavy fines on Meta and order them to pay compensation.