Seattle Schools Sue Big Tech Over Social Media Harm

Seattle Public Schools has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court attempting told hold tech companies behind platforms TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat accountable for increasing mental health issues among young people.

  • The novel lawsuit filed Friday that argues social media companies have created a public nuisance by targeting children for their products.
  • The 91-page complaint blames the companies for such behavioral disorders as anxiety, depression, disordered eating and cyberbullying.
  • Such disorders makes teaching  students more difficult and forces schools to take such additional steps as hiring mental health professionals, the suit also argues.
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