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33 US states are going after Meta (owner of Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp) in California federal court, alleging they knowingly implement features designed to entice young people and that they are knowingly harming the mental health of children and teens. 9 others are doing in their local courts.


Social media and its role in mental health of children and teens (and even adults to some degree) is a discussion that has been going on for a long time. This court case could push both sides to present their case and maybe encourage some action. It might also be grandstanding, though with the number of states involved, it seems more serious than that.

Thoughts?
 
It's about time!
And while they're at it, I'm not sure who's responsible for "the dark web", but that should not even be allowed to exist.
That's a whole different beast with its own problems, though. The people who built it aren't big companies that you can track down but the shadier groups of hackers who know the Internet like the back of their hands and also how to hide their activity from scrutiny. Encryption, sites accessible only by IP address, and that sort of thing. You pretty much need to use white hat hackers to take it down. There's nobody you can really sue or take other legal action against.

On the upside, I heard yesterday that a major ransomware developer is now cooling his heels in a French jail so the good guys do score the odd victory.
 
I've noted that more and more exposure of near naked young girls are appearing on FB ... out of nowhere!

Is this because of the drive to get young folk more aggressive in marketing and denying hesitations about who you should be marketing to that could bring severe consequences? Thus a large portion of the populace gets shafted ... skewered by the screw 'd! Some say scru ... it may be RU 'd awakening ... way past Rhode ... out of their minds!
 
i also think USA could stand more Socialism :3

aaand there are some aspects of our world that we have to get rid of for survival...
 
Alberta's been running an anti-sextortion campaign aimed at teens using the eggplant and peach emoji's turned into cartoon characters.
I was surprised by the stat that with sextortion 91% of known cases the victim was male. I'm curious as to the reasons - is it more equal but it's just less discovered when girls are the victims? Have girls just become more savvy due to targeting over generations so protective messaging occurs more frequently?
 
Alberta's been running an anti-sextortion campaign aimed at teens using the eggplant and peach emoji's turned into cartoon characters.
I was surprised by the stat that with sextortion 91% of known cases the victim was male. I'm curious as to the reasons - is it more equal but it's just less discovered when girls are the victims? Have girls just become more savvy due to targeting over generations so protective messaging occurs more frequently?

May be ephemera overriding the urge to do whatever you desire ... due to consideration of consequence that may need development of an alternate persona ... the established creationists do not wish any more creativity (abstract) that could cause confusion of dystopian domains ... one would have to process more deeply ... maybe sublime rather than greatly superficial?

Yet the process is ultimate ... it must go on or everything comes to a stop ... all motivation wasted ... because of extremes in the polity! A hole develops in the medium (paradigmatic)! The hollo grows as a dell in the flat out earth ... wrinkles in the plan? The myth expands ... few interpret the item ... so it become more mysterious ... pithy, from lack of attention? An empty body syndrome ... and here it gets complex ... word is like that as well ... complex, unreal, abstract and other expressions ... just look at our state!

Are ephemera the genteel sect in one layer of understanding .. so that nothing can go on? Thus Dark Follies as the Dais wears on ...
 
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Alberta's been running an anti-sextortion campaign aimed at teens using the eggplant and peach emoji's turned into cartoon characters.
I was surprised by the stat that with sextortion 91% of known cases the victim was male. I'm curious as to the reasons - is it more equal but it's just less discovered when girls are the victims? Have girls just become more savvy due to targeting over generations so protective messaging occurs more frequently?
I like being surprised by data
It might be as it says on the tin :3

Interesting questions



And now in our new world, with Trans and nonbinary and neonouns etc, that I am sure changes the data
 
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33 US states are going after Meta (owner of Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp) in California federal court, alleging they knowingly implement features designed to entice young people and that they are knowingly harming the mental health of children and teens. 9 others are doing in their local courts.


Social media and its role in mental health of children and teens (and even adults to some degree) is a discussion that has been going on for a long time. This court case could push both sides to present their case and maybe encourage some action. It might also be grandstanding, though with the number of states involved, it seems more serious than that.

Thoughts?
They should also go after all cell phone manufacturers and app designers because apps are designed to keep attention thus ADDICTION :3

I would also guess for the charges against FB they are using Jonathan Haidt's research on social media and decreasing young people mental health.

Since it is science, I have seen some refutations of his research, which Jonathan Haidt then tries to address

Here is his summaries of his research
 
Definitely, though some of worst are, surprise, apps from the social media companies. But social gaming likely needs more scrutiny, too.
This is where I advocate socialism over Free Speech and the Free Market :3 Regulation is important

And hoo boy, yeah, those games where you can win a little money just by playing them? DANGEROUS lol
 
Really? Dick pics? Young men can't seem to get over their fondness for their genitals, and their tendency to send photos of same to women.
I can see that leading to catfishing. Sextortion seems like a further leap. I do wonder about sexuality coming into play though with threats to out someone. I'm quite certain that's part of that, but how much of that 91%
 
Social gaming is thus unacceptable and and demanded to be out of sight to support anti socialistic behavioral-ism ... blind sects?

Something more to be ah WOKE? First start under the blankets and pelts ... dark initiation patterns ... like a unseen spiritual exchange ... done in naivete ... just ignorant of consequence and the culpability that has been passed on ... yet learning is discouraged! Is this because folk like mindless sex?

Mores to ponder ... but complex and sophistic ... regarding how it was introduced or initiated bodily! Mind-body severance ...
 
Governments have a responsibility gor the safety of their citizens. Banning dangerous products and substances like lead in food and paint has been part of that practice aling with restrictions on other dangerous substances like alcohol and tobacco.

Algorithms that harm people rightfully should be treated the same way.
 
Governments have a responsibility gor the safety of their citizens. Banning dangerous products and substances like lead in food and paint has been part of that practice aling with restrictions on other dangerous substances like alcohol and tobacco.

Algorithms that harm people rightfully should be treated the same way.

With absolute freedom are such governing factors free from such culpability? Emperors like this bare freedom ... few appreciate the clarity of absolute naked conditions that can be seen through ... thus crystalline conditions ...
 
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