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Seattle’s Public School District Files Lawsuit Against Social Media, Mental Health Crisis

Written by on January 10, 2023

Seattle’s public school district filed a lawsuit against Big Tech companies. The suit claims that the companies were responsible for a worsening mental health crisis among students and directly affected the schools’ ability to carry out their educational mission. The complaint, filed against Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), Meta Platforms Inc (META.O), Snap Inc (SNAP.N) and TikTok-owner ByteDance with the U.S. District Court. The school district claimed they purposefully designed their products to hook young people to their platforms and were creating a mental health crisis. Students with mental health issues perform worse, causing schools to take steps including training teachers to identify and address such symptoms, hire trained personnel, and create additional resources to warn students about the dangers of social media, the complaint said. The lawsuit seeks compensation for monetary damages and other penalties. Click Here To Read More.

Source: Reuters

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