Sue TikTok and Meta in the US – Breaking News

According to local media reports, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Attorney General Tim Griffin announced at the press conference that three different lawsuits have been filed against these social media platforms.

“We need to hold big tech companies accountable for forcing our kids to use addictive platforms and exposing them to a world of inappropriate content,” Sanders said. said.

Sanders said social media companies are exploiting children for profit, saying “My government will not tolerate this failed status quo.” he said.

Griffin said these lawsuits were not about content, but about companies using “deceptive methods” towards users.

Griffin stated that Meta deliberately uses algorithms that are addictive to adolescents and shape their minds, noting that “Meta deliberately hides the way its algorithms work from the public because it pursues profit and growth, rather than educating the public about these algorithms to inform.”

Griffin reported that TikTok and Meta were charged with violating the state’s commercial practices law.

One of the lawsuits is said to have been filed to protect underage children using TikTok from inappropriate content, including content that depicts sex, drug or alcohol use.

The lawsuit against Meta alleged that the company was trying to maximize the time children spend on the platform through Facebook.

Meta has been accused of trying to increase the time children spend on the show. (Reuters)


TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew is in the US Congress on issues such as China-based technology company ByteDance and its relationship with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the transfer of US data to China, the platform’s negative impact on mental health of young people in particular, the prevention of harmful content and political content. had testified.

Chew argued that TikTok is a platform that protects free speech and that such content will not be removed.


TikTok faces severe restrictions over security and privacy concerns, and fears that user information can be accessed and used to spread pro-Chinese views.

While the Commission of the European Union and the European Parliament banned TikTok on security grounds, many government agencies in the US, including the White House, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and State Department, have banned TikTok without the vote to wait. in Congress in December 2022.

The US House of Representatives also banned downloading and using the TikTok application on official devices used by its members and employees on December 28, 2022.

The UK also announced that TikTok will be banned on all government employees’ devices with the March 16 decision.

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