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Zuckerberg’s Meta sued for not addressing child exploitation and sex trafficking

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Social media giant Meta, formerly known as Facebook, and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are facing a lawsuit for allegedly failing to take adequate measures to address the issue of sex trafficking and child exploitation on its platform.

The lawsuit was filed on Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by a group of victims and their families, who claim that Meta’s negligence and lack of action has contributed to the ongoing problem of sex trafficking and exploitation.
The lawsuit accuses Meta of violating the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, which requires companies to take measures to prevent sex trafficking and exploitation. It also alleges that Meta has failed to comply with its own policies and guidelines to remove and report illegal content related to sex trafficking and child exploitation.

The plaintiffs claim that they have been subjected to sexual exploitation and abuse as a result of Meta’s failure to adequately address the problem. They argue that Meta has the resources and technology to identify and remove illegal content, but has chosen not to do so in order to maximize profits and avoid negative publicity.

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The lawsuit seeks damages and injunctive relief, including the implementation of stricter policies and procedures to prevent and remove illegal content related to sex trafficking and child exploitation on Meta’s platform.

Meta has faced increasing scrutiny in recent years over its handling of illegal content, including hate speech, misinformation, and child exploitation. The company has pledged to do more to address these issues, but critics argue that its efforts have been insufficient. This lawsuit is the latest legal challenge to the company’s policies and practices.

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