Join +750K new investors every month who copy stock picks from billionaire's portfoliosSign Up Free

Zuckerberg Dodges A Bullet: Judge Tosses Some Lawsuit Claims Against Meta CEO In Youth Harm Litigation

Published 16/04/2024, 06:45
© Reuters.  Zuckerberg Dodges A Bullet: Judge Tosses Some Lawsuit Claims Against Meta CEO In Youth Harm Litigation
META
-

Benzinga - by Benzinga Neuro, Benzinga Staff Writer.

Amid ongoing scrutiny over social media’s impact on youth, a recent court decision has brought some relief to Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:META) CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

What Happened: On Monday, a judge partially dismissed claims against Zuckerberg in a series of lawsuits that charged him with concealing the potential harm of Facebook and Instagram to children, Reuters reported. The U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in Oakland, California, ruled out certain allegations against Zuckerberg.

The litigation is part of a larger group of lawsuits filed by children alleging that addiction to social media platforms has caused them harm. Of these, 25 lawsuits specifically targeted Zuckerberg, accusing him of misleading the public about the platforms’ safety. However, Judge Rogers determined that the plaintiffs could not prove Zuckerberg had a personal duty to disclose risks based on his knowledge of Meta’s products.

While this ruling is a win for Zuckerberg, Meta still faces other allegations in the ongoing lawsuits, which also involve tech giants like Alphabet, ByteDance, and Snap. These cases claim that children have suffered harm due to social media use and seek damages and cessation of the alleged harmful practices. Legal actions by several states and school districts against Meta are also underway.

Why It Matters: Meta has been under fire for issues related to child safety on its platforms. In February, the company faced internal concerns over the misuse of subscription tools on Facebook and Instagram, which were being exploited by adults targeting children.

In January, Zuckerberg apologized during a Senate hearing to families of online child abuse victims. This followed revelations from a whistleblower about Instagram’s inadequate protection for young users from online harassment.

Read Next: Elon Musk Reacts To Old Clip Of Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Saying ‘There’s A Tremendous Amount Of Crafts

Photo courtesy: Brian Solis via Flickr

Engineered by Benzinga Neuro, Edited by

Pooja Rajkumari

The GPT-4-based Benzinga Neuro content generation system exploits the extensive Benzinga Ecosystem, including native data, APIs, and more to create comprehensive and timely stories for you.

Learn more.

© 2024 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

Read the original article on Benzinga

Latest comments

Risk Disclosure: Trading in financial instruments and/or cryptocurrencies involves high risks including the risk of losing some, or all, of your investment amount, and may not be suitable for all investors. Prices of cryptocurrencies are extremely volatile and may be affected by external factors such as financial, regulatory or political events. Trading on margin increases the financial risks.
Before deciding to trade in financial instrument or cryptocurrencies you should be fully informed of the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite, and seek professional advice where needed.
Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. The data and prices on the website are not necessarily provided by any market or exchange, but may be provided by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual price at any given market, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Fusion Media and any provider of the data contained in this website will not accept liability for any loss or damage as a result of your trading, or your reliance on the information contained within this website.
It is prohibited to use, store, reproduce, display, modify, transmit or distribute the data contained in this website without the explicit prior written permission of Fusion Media and/or the data provider. All intellectual property rights are reserved by the providers and/or the exchange providing the data contained in this website.
Fusion Media may be compensated by the advertisers that appear on the website, based on your interaction with the advertisements or advertisers.
© 2007-2024 - Fusion Media Limited. All Rights Reserved.