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Meta Hit With 8 Suits Claiming Its Algorithms Hook Youth and Ruin Their Lives

  • Users claim defective design, failure to warn of health issues
  • Company says it has improved supervision tools for parents
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Meta Platforms Inc. is now a leader in another social media trend -- lawsuits claiming the company built algorithms in its platforms that lure young people into destructive addiction.

Eight complaints filed in courthouses across the US over the last week allege that excessive exposure to platforms including Facebook and Instagram has led to attempted or actual suicides, eating disorders and sleeplessness, among other issues.