With Zuckerberg Deemed Not Liable for Addiction, Meta, Other Social Media Will Not Change: Professor

A federal judge has ruled that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not personally liable in a group of social media addiction lawsuits. NTD spoke to Andrew Selepak, a social media professor at the University of Florida, who said the decision is likely to mean that Meta and other social media companies will not make any changes to their algorithms or their ways of enticing users to spend more time on their platforms—leading to more and more serious problems for young users down the road.

Mr. Selepak said the only way to force such firms to change is to affect their bottom line. “Until something really hits and really hurts the bottom line of these companies … they’re not going to make changes,” he said.

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