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Meta's Facebook, Instagram have become 'marketplace' for sexual predators seeking children, New Mexico says in lawsuit

By Mike Swift
  • 06 Dec 2023 22:26
  • 06 Dec 2023 22:26
Meta Platforms was sued by the state of New Mexico today on claims that the company tapped the personal data of teens and children to addict them to Facebook and Instagram while allowing those services to become “a marketplace for predators in search of children upon whom to prey.”

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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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