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Meta Facing Lawsuit Over Platforms’ Damaging Effects On Children

June 29, 2022 | Personal Injury

With over 4 billion social media users, it is no secret that social media platforms like Meta have become an integral part of society today. While there are positive aspects of social media, there are also significant risks when it comes to children using these platforms. Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is a popular social media platform facing a lawsuit over the platform’s damaging impact on its users who are minors.

At Goza & Honnold, our team of skilled personal injury lawyers are initiating new litigation against Facebook and Instagram’s parent company, Meta. These legal proceedings speak to the suffering that was detailed during the hearing that occurred on October 5th, 2021 before the United States Senate Committee.

Why Is There a Lawsuit Against Meta?

Meta, the parent company for popular social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, is facing legal repercussions after a hearing on October 5, 2021, alleging that Facebook has made deliberate choices that have put children that use the platform at risk.

During the hearing, testimony was given by the former Facebook employee, Frances Haugen, detailing the ways in which she believes the company’s actions have had damaging effects on children. The former product manager described  some of the harmful actions being taken by the tech company:

  • Misleading users about what the company’s own research reveals regarding the safety of children using the program
  • Playing a role in spreading hateful and polarizing messages that are seen or accessible by children on the platform
  • Promoting inappropriate and dangerous content on the feed of children
  • Choosing profit over safety in daily decision-making within the company

Haugen came forward to discuss the atrocities going on behind the screen at Meta at great risk in order to bring to light the harm that this company could be causing to future generations. If you believe that your child has suffered harm at the hands of Meta, we want to help. Our Kansas lawyers at Goza & Honnold are dedicated to ensuring that Meta is held responsible for any suffering your child has had to endure while using social media.

Can You File a Lawsuit Against Meta for Your Child?

When you discover your child is suffering as a result of using a social media platform, it is natural that you will want justice. Some of the injuries commonly seen in children who have been negatively impacted by Meta include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Suicidal ideations
  • Attempted suicide

Your child’s case may be eligible for a lawsuit against Meta if he/she:

  • Started using Facebook or Instagram as a minor
  • Is active on these platforms for more than three hours a day
  • Has received professional counseling
  • Has no prior history of mental illness

Our team of personal injury lawyers has decades of experience and can provide you with the trusted representation needed to help you pursue justice for your child’s suffering.

Get Help From a Meta Lawsuit Lawyer Today

Large tech companies like Meta may seem untouchable, but when it comes to the health and safety of children, they should have to answer for their actions. If your child has suffered as a result of the careless actions of Meta, you have the right to pursue justice with the help of a skilled Meta lawsuit lawyer.

Goza & Honnold are Kansas trial lawyers with decades of experience helping clients who have suffered a personal injury due to another party’s negligence. We understand that the process of filing a lawsuit may be overwhelming. However, when you work with our team of professionals, we will provide you with the personalized legal services you deserve. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, you may fill out a contact form or call our office at (913) 451-3433.