Tuscaloosa City Schools joins in on lawsuit against social media companies

Tuscaloosa City Schools has joined Montgomery Public Schools and Baldwin County Schools in a lawsuit against Facebook parent company Meta and fellow social media juggernauts TikTok, Youtube and Snapchat.

School leaders said research shows social media can have devastating effects on young people like depression, addiction and even suicide.

Tuscaloosa City Schools Superintendent Mike Daria said he hopes this lawsuit can bring changes on how these companies solicit children’s time and attention.

“Our hope is two fold: One, that we can stop spending public dollars on the adverse impacts of social media,” Daria said. “And two, ideally a more positive approach to how social media targets young people.”

Beasley Allen Law Firm in Montgomery is representing the school systems in this case.

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