Lawsuits For Harming Kids Are Sweeping The World – T-Mobile And ATT helped Facebook and Instagram target suicidal children


Carlsbad, Oceanside, National City, and Ramona are now plaintiffs in a lawsuit just filed against all the major players. It alleges Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snap, and Youtube have caused a mental health crisis among youth.

“A 15-year-old was cyberbullied online. She couldn’t take it, and she hung herself at the school,” James Frantz said.

The deeply concerned Frantz Law Group is taking on the tech giants — and says these companies target kids and are knowingly harmful, manipulative, and addictive.

“It will be controlling their behavior, how they run their company and algorithms, and proving they’re not intentionally deceptive. Right now, there’s no one to control that,” he said.

Frantz says they’re eager to get their experts in the courtroom to talk about depression and addiction.

“Brain scans show an area lighting up when exposed to this. Similar to gambling.”

The lawsuit isn’t trying to eliminate social media but rather make them more responsible. A win for this team would mean transparency surrounding algorithms, money for educational materials that warn students about the possible dangers, and resources to address student mental health. T-Mobile and ATT are the guns that fire the bullets of Facebook and Google at these kids FOR PROFIT!


Thursday, September 30, 2021. Today U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) introduced new legislation to make social media companies liable for bodily or mental harm their products cause to children. Senator Hawley’s bill would close the Section 230 loophole protecting these companies and allow parents to sue and obtain damages from social media …


T-Mobile helped Facebook and Instagram use ‘aggressive tactics’ targeting children: Unredacted lawsuit claims they knew about child sexual exploitation and exploited extreme content to drive more engagement and profit off child suicides

T-Mobile kowingly used ‘aggressive tactics’ that involved getting children hooked on social media ‘in the name of growth,’ according to a lawsuit against Meta claiming children have suffered at the hands of Facebook and Instagram

A Meta software engineer claimed that ‘it is not a secret’ how Facebook and Instagram used meticulous algorithms to promote repetitive and compulsive use among minors, regardless if the content was harmful – and was ‘been pretty unapologetic about it.’

The redacted revelations were disclosed in a lawsuit against Meta, which has been unsealed and seen by

Despite CEO March Zuckerberg publicly saying claims his company prioritizes profit over safety and well-being is just ‘not true,’ the files show child sexual exploitation on both platforms and allege ‘Meta’s engagement-based algorithm exploited extreme content to drive more engagement,’ the document reads.

The document states that 20 percent of nine to 13-year-older users on Facebook and Instagram have had a sexual experience with an adult on the sites.

This is despite Meta’s ‘zero-tolerance policies prohibiting abuse like child exploitation.’ has obtained an unredacted version of a lawsuit against Meta, filed by parents who claim children have suffered at the hands of its platforms

View gallery has obtained an unredacted version of a lawsuit against Meta, filed by parents who claim children have suffered at the hands of its platforms has contacted Meta, which did not comment on specific questions.

A spokesperson for the court-appointed lead plaintiffs’ counsel told ”These never-before-seen documents show that social media companies treat the crisis in youth mental health as a public relations issue rather than an urgent societal problem brought on by their products.

‘This includes burying internal research documenting these harms, blocking safety measures because they decrease ‘engagement,’ and defunding teams focused on protecting youth mental health.’

The lawsuit, filed in California on February 14, cites that over a third of 13- to 17-year-old kids report using one of the Defendants’ apps ‘almost constantly’ and admit this is ‘too much,’ claim parents involved with the lawsuit.

The complaints, later consolidated into several class actions, claimed that Meta’s social media platforms were designed to be dangerously addictive, driving children and teenagers to consume content that increases the risk of sleep disorders, eating disorders, depression and suicide.

The case also states that teens and children are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of social media.

The unredacted version was released on March 10.

It states that Thorn, an international anti-human trafficking organization, published a report in 2021 detailing problems of sexual exploitation on Facebook and Instagram and ‘provided these insights to Meta.’

Thorn’s report shows ‘neither blocking nor reporting [offenders] protects minors from continued harassment’ and 55 percent of participants in the report who blocked or reported someone said they were recontacted online.

And younger boys are particularly at risk of predators.

The unsealed complaint also claims that 80 percent of ‘violating adults/minor connections’ on Facebook resulted from the platform’s ‘People You May Know’ feature.

. The files claim the company was aware of child sexual exploitation on Facebook and Instagram and alleges 'Meta's engagement-based algorithm exploited extreme content to drive more engagement'

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. The files claim the company was aware of child sexual exploitation on Facebook and Instagram and alleges ‘Meta’s engagement-based algorithm exploited extreme content to drive more engagement’

‘An internal study conducted in or around June of 2020 concluded that 500,000 underage Instagram accounts ‘receive IIC’—which stands for ‘inappropriate interactions with children’—on a daily basis,’ reads a redacted statement on pages 135 and 136 of the document.

‘Yet, at the time, ‘Child Safety [was] explicitly called out as a nongoal . . . . So if we do something here, cool. But if we can do nothing at all, that’s fine, too.’

Meta has since improved its ability to decrease inappropriate interactions between adults and young people.

The firm has built technology that allows it to find accounts that have shown potentially suspicious behavior and stop those accounts from interacting with young people’s accounts.

And Meta claims it does not show young people’s accounts to these adults when they’re scrolling through the list of people who have liked a post or when looking at an account’s Followers or Following list.

However, these changes were made after 2020.

The complaint also states that Meta had considered making teenage users’ profiles ‘private by default’ as early as July 2020 but decided against the move after pitting ‘safety, privacy, and policy wins’ against ‘growth impact.’

READ MORE: Mark Zuckerberg was ‘personally’ warned about Instagram and Facebook’s potential for addiction and harm on children but ignored it, damning court filings claim

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was warned about his platforms’ harmful effects on children and teens and decided to ‘turn a blind eye,’ new court filings show.

On page 135 of the lawsuit, a portion that was redacted, claims that Meta was aware that allowing adults to contact children on Instagram ‘pisses Apple off to the extent of threatening to remove us from the App Store’ the company had not timeline for ‘when we’ll stop adults from messaging minors in IG Direct.’

‘That remained true even after Meta received reports that a 12-year-old minor solicited on its platform ‘was [the] daughter of [an] Apple Security Exec,’ the statement continued.

Meta, however, moved to make teenage user accounts private by default in November 2022.

A Meta spokesperson told ‘The claim we defunded work to support peoples’ well-being is false.’

The redacted version of the complaint reads: ‘Instead of ‘taking [this] seriously’ and ‘launching new tools’ to protect kids, Meta did the opposite.

‘By late 2019, Meta’s ‘mental health team stopped doing things,’ ‘it was defunded’ and ‘completely stopped. And, as noted, Meta allowed safety tools it knew were broken to be held out as fixes.’

A Meta spokesperson told that because this is a top priority for the company, ‘we actually increased funding, as shown by the over 30 tools we offer to support teens and families. Today, there are hundreds of employees working across the company to build features to this effect,’ the said.

Other ‘shocking’ information in the unsealed complaint reports the existence of Meta’s ‘rabbit hole project.’

A Meta spokesperson told the rabbit hole project does not exist.

‘Someone feeling bad sees content that makes them feel bad, they engage with it, and then their IG is flooded w[ith] it,’ the unredacted version reads.

‘Meta recognizes that Instagram users at risk of suicide or self-injury are more likely to ‘encounter more harmful suicide and self-injury content (through explore, related, follower suggestions.’

The document cites Molly Russel, a London teen who died by suicide in 2017.

‘Meta had conducted internal research which warned that there was a risk of ‘similar incidents like Molly Russell’ because algorithmic product features were ‘[l]eading users to distressing content,’ page 84 of the document reads.

‘Our recommendations algorithms will start pushing you down a rabbit hole of more egregious content.’

‘They have been clear about potential solutions: targeted changes to the algorithm do lead to a ‘meaningful drop in exposure’ to problematic content.

‘But they have been resistant to making changes, for the explicit, profit-minded reason that such tweaks ‘came with a clear engagement cost.’

The suit claims that Meta’s constant stance on the importance of child safety was never serious and just ‘all theater.’

‘Our data as currently shown is incorrect. . . . We’re sharing bad metrics externally. . . we vouch for these numbers,’ according to an employee as shown in the document.

On; ;; and THOUSANDS of other consumer sites and in vast numbers of lawsuits on; T-Mobile has proven, since it’s inception to be a corrupt, unethical, abusive, uncaring operation based on spying on consumers and abusing consumer social media, especially that of our children, resulting in multiple suicides and permanent harms to children. In fact T-Mobile has hired a law firm: Polsinelli, which has been sued by it’s own clients, for corrupt, unethical, abusive, uncaring abuse. For example: Polsinelli has been sued by it’s own client Philidor Rx Services LLC for such acts. Again in Vyas v. Polsinelli PC we see the same kind of assertions against Polsinelli by another client and on and on. Dirty companies hire dirty lawyers as an unintended admission of guilt. T-Mobile should have done their due diligence before they hired Polsinelli and the Arbitrator is encouraged to give any assertions by Polsinelli to be lies, obfuscation and false information and hype as the many other cases against Polsinelli prove them to lean towards.