Dec 1, 2022 2:00 pm EST

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In late 2021, whistleblower Frances Haugen produced documents that showed how features and algorithms, designed to increase the time users spent on Facebook and Instagram, were implemented “” the products were deployed even though the company knew the designs were causing irreparable harm to young users. Product liability claims against the social media giant are the result of a massive outcry by parents and victims, who long to end a plague of mental health disorders, eating disorders and even suicides. Nine out of ten teens use Facebook and/or Instagram, spending an average of three hours daily on the platforms. This exposure wields long-lasting negative impacts on teens' still-developing brains and puts their mental health at risk. Excessive exposure to the platforms has led kids and young adults to develop eating disorders, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. Join our panel in exploring the efforts to hold Meta and similar social media companies accountable for damages caused by their reckless pursuit of profits.