Seattle Public School District Sues Big Tech Over Mental Health ‘Crisis’ Among Youth

PROVO, UT - AUGUST 05: A teacher starts to reset up her classrooms at Freedom Preparatory Academy as they begin to prepare to restart school after it was closed in March due to COVID-19 on August 5, 2020 in Provo, Utah. The school is planning to have students return on August 18 for five days a week instruction, but with reduced hours during the day. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • “Defendants have successfully exploited the vulnerable brains of youth, hooking tens of millions of students across the country into positive feedback loops of excessive use and abuse of Defendants’ social media platforms,” the lawsuit reads.
  • “Worse, the content Defendants curate and direct to youth is too often harmful and exploitive.”
  • Such content the lawsuit alleges social media companies promote includes a ‘corpse bride’ diet, eating 300 calories a day, or encouraging self-harm.

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