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Canadian school boards sue social media giants for over C$4 billion in damages

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Canadian School Boards Sue Social Media Giants for Over C$4 Billion in Damages

Four Canadian school boards have filed a lawsuit seeking more than C$4 billion ($2.96 billion) in damages from social media companies like Meta Platforms and Snap, alleging harm to students.Canadian School Boards Sue Social Media Giants for Over C$4 Billion in Damages

Canadian school boards, including Toronto District, Peel District, Toronto Catholic, and Ottawa-Carleton, are suing social media giants for over C$4 billion, claiming that their platforms negatively impact students’ well-being.

According to the boards, these products are designed in a way that encourages addictive usage and has altered how children think and learn. This has led to educational and mental health challenges, requiring increased investment in support programs by schools.Canadian School Boards Sue Social Media Giants for Over C$4 Billion in Damages

The lawsuit also implicates TikTok, a popular short-video platform. Concerns over the addictive nature of platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and their links to anxiety and depression, have prompted legal actions in various jurisdictions, including 33 U.S. states suing Meta last year over similar allegations.

Represented by Toronto-based law firm Neinstein LLP, the Canadian school boards aim to address the detrimental effects of social media on students’ well-being and demand compensation for the damages caused.

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