Meta faces legal scrutiny as AI advancements raise concerns over child safety

A group of 34 American states are filing a lawsuit against Facebook and Instagram owner, Meta, accusing the company of engaging in improper manipulation of minors who use the platforms. This development comes amid rapid artificial intelligence (AI) advancements involving both text and generative AI.

Legal representatives from various states, including California, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Virginia and Louisiana, allege that Meta utilizes its algorithms to foster addictive behavior and negatively impact the mental well-being of children through its in-app features, such as the “Like” button.

The chief AI scientist at Meta recently spoke out, reportedly saying that worries over the…

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