Meta, Snap sued over social media ‘addicted’ girl’s suicide


Meta and Snap knew or should have known that ‘their social media products were harmful to a significant percentage of their minor users’, according to the lawsuit. — AFP

Meta Platforms Inc and Snap Inc are to blame for the suicide of an 11-year-old girl who was addicted to Instagram and Snapchat, the girl’s mother alleged in a lawsuit.

The woman claims her daughter Selena Rodriguez struggled for two years with an “extreme addiction” to Meta’s photo-sharing platform and Snap’s messaging app before taking her life last year.

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