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Capitol Communicator reports that a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that Meta, Google, TikTok and Snapchat harmed teens.

Federal judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit alleging Meta, Google, TikTok and Snapchat harmed teens

by | Nov 15, 2023

In a setback for social media platforms, states MediaDailyNews, a federal judge refused to dismiss a sprawling lawsuit alleging that Meta, Google, TikTok and Snapchat harmed teens.

The ruling, issued by U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, came, continues the MediaDailyNews report, “in litigation brought by hundreds of teens and their families, as well as 140 school districts and dozens of state attorneys general. Their consolidated complaint largely centered on the theory that social media companies designed their services to be addictive, and then served minors with a broad array of potentially harmful material — such as filtered photos that promote unrealistic aesthetic standards.

“Among other claims, the complaint alleged that the social media companies are responsible under “products liability” theories — meaning their products were dangerously defective, due to design features that made the services addictive — and that the companies acted negligently.”

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