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Roblox, Discord Are Targets of Child Suits Over Social Media (1)

Oct. 7, 2022, 4:14 AM

Roblox Corp. and Discord Inc. are the latest targets in a wave of lawsuits over social media addiction, in a case alleging an 11-year-old girl was exploited by a sexual predator while playing online video games.

The girl became acquainted with adult men through Roblox and Discord’s direct messaging services, which she thought had safeguards protecting her, according to a statement by her lawyers at the Seattle-based Social Media Victims Law Center who have brought numerous other addiction cases.

Wednesday’s complaint in state court in San Francisco also blames Snap Inc. and Meta Platforms Inc. for the girl’s mental-health difficulties ...