Facebook owner ‘knowingly designed its platforms to hook children’, court document says

Meta argued that age verification is a “complex industry challenge”

  • November 27, 2023
Details of the complaint, which was originally made public in redacted form, have now emerged

Facebook parent Meta Platforms deliberately engineered its social platforms to hook minors, and knew - but never disclosed - that it had received millions of complaints about under-age users on Instagram but only disabled a fraction of those accounts, according to reports.

The complaint emerged in a newly unsealed legal document described in reports by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. The complaint, originally made public in redacted form, was the opening ...