A coalition of US state prosecutors affirmed this Thursday that they are investigating how Instagram social network recruits and affects the younger, an action that increases pressure on the target parent company (the old Facebook) around possible harmful effects on its users .
Led by the Prosecutors of Massachusetts and Nebraska, who have joined at least seven more states, the coalition is focusing on "the techniques used by goal to increase the frequency and duration of the interaction of young users and the resulting damages ".
General prosecutors, from States governed by both Democrats and Republicans, affirmed that they are investigating whether the goal violated consumer protection laws and put the public at risk.
"When social networks platforms treat our children as simple products that manipulate so that they are more upgraded and data are extracted, it is imperative that state general prosecutors let us communicate with the investigating authorities under the laws of protection of the consumer, "Nebraska Attorney General, Doug Peterson said in a statement.
For its part, New York Attorney General, Letitia James, expressed harsh words against Mark Zuckerberg's social networks, who said were "extremely dangerous and has been shown to cause both physical and mental damage in young people."
"It does not matter if it's called Instagram, Facebook or goal, the facts remain the same," said James, who added that "again, Mark Zuckerberg and the companies he manages have given priority to the benefits on safety."
In addition to Massachusetts, Nebraska and New York, the General Prosecutors of California, Florida, Kentucky, New Jersey, Tennessee and Vermont are part of the joint research, although the full list of participants has not yet been Made public.
The investigation occurs after the attention they have received the Instagram effects on young people after the 'Wall Street Journal' published last September internal investigations of the company that determined that their own product could generate "negative social comparisons" in A large number of users.
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