Why Meta could struggle to defend itself against 41 states (and D.C.) suing over Facebook, Instagram’s alleged harm to kids

In what could be a landmark moment in the world of tech, attorneys general in 41 states and Washington, D.C., are suing Meta for knowingly endangering children and getting them addicted to Facebook and Instagram, despite statements to the contrary.

Colorado and California are leading the charge with a joint lawsuit that includes 33 other states. They allege that Meta “harnessed powerful and unprecedented technologies to entice, engage, and ultimately ensnare youth and teens,” according to the lawsuit. The District of Columbia and eight other states have filed separate lawsuits against the company.

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