Social Media Victims Law Center Blog

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Social Media Addiction Lawsuits Continue in California Courts

January 8, 2024
Hundreds of families and school districts in California have filed social media lawsuits against Meta, TikTok, Snap, and Google on behalf of children who
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Social media helped radicalize Tops mass shooter, lawyers seek to hold platforms accountable

November 22, 2023
Lawyers argue to hold social media companies accountable in New York State Supreme Court for helping radicalize Tops mass shooter.
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Whistleblower Exposes Meta’s Knowledge of Instagram Harm to Kids in Senate Hearing

November 9, 2023
Senate hearing exposes Instagram’s safety flaws, highlighting real risks for children. Arturo Bejar’s testimony reveals urgent need for parental vigilance.
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Former Facebook Engineer, Arturo Bejar, Set to Testify at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Child Safety

November 6, 2023
A second whistleblower has come forward and is set to testify to congress on November 7th alleging that Meta’s platforms chose to maximize
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School Districts Sue Social Media Companies Over Teen Mental Health Crisis

November 2, 2023
Rising rates of depression, anxiety, and self-harm have raised concerns about social media’s effects on children and adolescents. Harassment and inappropriate content threaten students’
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Mindless Sharing on Social Media: What is It and Why is it Dangerous?

November 2, 2023
Mindless sharing and scrolling on social media are common occurrences across all demographics. While seemingly benign, these habits can lead to mental health issues.

Attorney Laura Marquez-Garrett Discusses How the Revised Kids Online Safety Act (KOSA) Better Protects LGBTQ+ Youth

September 11, 2023
In response to feedback and concerns, KOSA’s co-authors met with LGBTQ+ organizations and communities and listened – as reflected in the changes they made
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Criticism of Meta’s New Safety Features

August 9, 2023
Meta Platforms, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook, has come under fire recently for putting minors at risk. For instance, internal documents recently
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Social Media Sextortion Schemes Target Teens

August 9, 2023
Warning The following blog contains topics that may be sensitive for some readers. Sextortion involving children and teens is on the rise. According to