Schools File Lawsuit Against Social Media

North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, reports Christian post,  recently joined around 200 school districts nationwide in filing a lawsuit against leading social media giants, accusing the companies of fueling a youth mental health crisis in the US. The lawsuit cites reports that social media companies deliberately design their products to be addicting for students and also highlights studies about social media algorithms and how they can potentially influence students’ perceptions of their appearances.

This type of lawsuit puts social media providers on alert that parents, educators, and others are seeing the link between increased mental health issues among youth and their internet platforms. I’m sure the providers will deny making their product purposefully addictive, but a lawsuit like this will put the research from both sides in front of the public.

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