33 US states sue Meta over youth mental health crisis 

They accuse the company of putting profit ahead of safety 

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33 US states sue Meta over youth mental health crisis
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33 US states sue Meta over youth mental health crisis

Legislators from 33 US states have filed a lawsuit against Meta, accusing the tech giant of prioritising financial gains over the wellbeing of its younger users.  

The legal action, initiated in a federal court in California, asserts that Meta intentionally deceived the public about the potential harms of its platforms, particularly Facebook and Instagram, on...

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