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Comment: New Mexico's solo strategy in Meta algorithm litigation on child sexual threats could impact bigger states

By Mike Swift
  • 08 Jun 2024 00:27
  • 08 Jun 2024 00:27
New Mexico chose a different path in litigation against Meta Platforms than more than 40 other states, which sued last year over “addictive” social media algorithms, with New Mexico instead accusing Facebook and Instagram of harboring a “marketplace” for child sexual predators.
That suit filed by New Mexico Attorney General

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Mike Swift

Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent

Mike Swift is an award-winning journalist who has been at the forefront of covering data, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory news for more than a decade. As the Chief Global Digital Risk Correspondent for MLex, in addition to reporting, he coordinates MLex’s worldwide coverage in the practice area. Formerly chief Internet reporter for the San Jose Mercury News and, Mike has covered Google, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies and has closely tracked technology and regulatory trends in Silicon Valley. He has wide ranging expertise from the business of professional sports to computer-assisted reporting. A former John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University, he is a graduate of Colby College.

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