A Virginia woman has filed a lawsuit against Meta, the parent company of Instagram and Facebook. Court records allege that Meta deliberately released products that were flawed in design and “addictive, harmful, and sometimes fatal to children.”
In a civil lawsuit filed in San Mateo County on Sept. 4, Laura Ashman, 21, of Fredricksburg, Virginia, became obsessed with Instagram when she was 12 and spends up to 10 hours per day scrolling through the site. said it does. Her use of it caused her to develop severe eating disorders and depression.