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Snap deleted accounts from plaintiffs in addictive social media litigation, US judge told

By Mike Swift
  • 15 Dec 2023 01:59
  • 15 Dec 2023 01:59
Snap deleted the accounts of more than 250 plaintiffs suing it and other social media companies for allegedly producing defective, addictive algorithms that harmed the health of young users, potentially affecting the massive, complex case, lawyers for the plaintiffs told a US judge today.
Snap informed the plaintiffs in late

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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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