Bloomberg Law
Jan. 8, 2023, 4:29 PM

Seattle Schools Sue Big Tech Over Youth Mental Health Crisis (3)

Peter Blumberg
Peter Blumberg
Bloomberg News

The Seattle city school district filed a novel lawsuit blaming Big Tech for poisoning youth with social media addiction, saying the schools can’t fulfill their educational mission while students are suffering from anxiety, depression and other psychological troubles.

Alphabet Inc., Meta Platforms Inc., Snap Inc. and ByteDance Ltd., the owner of TikTok, are responsible for hooking young people on their platforms and creating a mental health crisis, according to the complaint filed late Friday in Seattle federal court. The district includes more than 100 schools and serves about 50,000 children.

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