Massachusetts

Report: State AGs Investigate Instagram’s Impact on Children

According to the Wall Street Journal, the psychological effects of Facebook-owned platform Instagram on young children are being investigated by a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general. Nebraska’s Republican Attorney General Doug Peterson stated: “When social media platforms treat our children as mere commodities to manipulate for longer screen time engagement and data extraction, it becomes imperative for state attorneys general to engage our investigative authority under our consumer protection laws.”

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2019, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Paley Center in New York. FILE - In this April 23, 2021, file photo, the Facebook app is shown in the app store on a smart phone in Surfside, Fla. Facebook on Wednesday, July …