Meta, Snap’s “addictive” platforms accused of child suicide

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By Lauren Berg (January 21, 2022, 9:07 PM EST) – Meta Platforms and Snap Inc. peddle addictive social media platforms, like Facebook and Snapchat, that harm the mental health of children and teens, according to a federal lawsuit filed Thursday in California by a mother who claims social media giants are responsible for the death of her young daughter.

Tammy Rodriguez’s 11-year-old daughter Selena died by suicide in July after becoming addicted to Instagram and Snapchat – two social media platforms accused of causing depression, suicidal ideation and sleep deprivation in teens , according to the complaint.

Meta and Snap “have invested billions of dollars to intentionally design their…

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