Marin Schools Filing Lawsuit Against Social Media Companies

A lawsuit has been filed by the Marin County Office of Education against social media companies. The suit alleges that social media platforms have a negative effect on children’s mental health and that they’ve also violated California laws for public nuisance, unfair competition, negligence and racketeering. “With increased accountability, our expectation is the platforms will be required to improve safeguards for youth to prevent future harm,” says John Carroll, Marin County superintendent of schools. “Tragically, some of the damage is permanent and cannot be undone financially. So the bottom line here is to get these companies to stop what they are doing.”