New Mexico AG Sues Meta and Its CEO Mark Zuckerberg

New Maxico AG

New Mexico Attorney General Raul Torrez has informed that the state has sued Meta and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly exposing children to sexual predators, online grooming, and human trafficking on their social media platforms.

The state’s Attorney General Raul Torrez announced the legal action on Wednesday, saying that Meta’s platforms were not safe for children, but rather hotspots for offenders to share child pornography and lure minors into sex. He said that Meta had facilitated “dozens of adults to locate, communicate, and coerce children into sending sexually explicit images of themselves or taking part in pornographic videos.”

Meta responded by saying that it uses advanced technology, employs child safety experts, reports content to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and shares “information and tools with other companies and law enforcement, including state attorneys general, to help eliminate predators.”

Meta said it had deactivated more than 500,000 accounts in August alone for violating child sexual exploitation policies. Raul Torrez said Mark Zuckerberg and other Meta executives “knew about the serious harm their products can cause to young users, and yet they have neglected to make enough changes to their platforms that would stop the sexual abuse of children.”

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