Is Meta’s harmful impact on the mental health of young users outweighed by any positive effects?

– Provides a platform for expression and connection
– Allows for access to information and educational resources – Can promote creativity and collaboration
– Potential for positive impact through awareness campaigns and support communities

– Potential harmful impact on the mental health of young users – Risk of addiction and social comparison
– Exposure to cyberbullying and online harassment
– Privacy concerns and data exploitation

Note: The ongoing class-action lawsuit may impact the evaluation of pros and cons.


Meta, the tech giant, is currently being confronted with a large-scale class-action lawsuit involving 41 states and the District of Columbia. The lawsuit, filed in a California federal court, alleges that Meta knowingly caused harm to its young users. Attorneys general from numerous states have joined forces to pursue legal action against the company.