Social Media Victims Law Center Blog

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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
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Instagram Promotes Accounts Sharing Child Sex Abuse Material

August 1, 2023
According to recent investigations, Instagram’s recommendation algorithms have promoted accounts sharing child sexual abuse content.
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Matt Bergman Interviewed on The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper

July 13, 2023
Attorney Matthew Bergman recently appeared on an episode of The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper, hosted by CNN anchor host Audie Cornish. The episode