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Instagram’s Effects On Children Being Probed By US States

Instagram's Effects On Children Being Probed By US States

By Sanjeev Sharma

A bipartisan coalition of several US state attorneys general has launched a probe into Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, over the parent company’s social media platform Instagram’s effects on kids, Fox Business reported. The Wall Street Journal which first reported the investigation, said that there are at least eight states involved, and that the probe revolves around “the techniques used by Meta to increase the frequency and duration of engagement by young users and the resulting harms caused by such extended engagement.”

In a statement announcing the “nationwide” investigation, Republican Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson said, “When social media platforms treat our children as mere commodities to manipulate for longer screen time engagement and data extraction, it becomes imperative for state attorneys general to engage our investigative authority under our consumer protection laws”, Fox News reported.


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