Meta and Snap sued over allegedly contributing to 11-year-old’s suicide

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mother is suing Snap and Meta, alleging that Snap’s Snapchat social network and Meta’s Instagram photo site contributed to her 11-year-old daughter’s death by suicide. The lawsuit, reported earlier by Engadget, was filed Thursday in the District Court’s Northern District of California in San Francisco. It alleges wrongful death as well as violations of California’s Unfair Competition Law.

  • Source: CNet
  • January 24, 2022
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