Oklahoma Attorney General joins investigation into Instagram’s alleged harmful effects on adolescents

Oklahoma’s Attorney General joined a nationwide investigation into Meta Platforms, formerly known as Facebook, and one of its platform’s impacts on young users.

“It’s going to be a little bit of a challenge,” said Patrick Allmond, the owner of Focus Digital Media. “What we have to remember about these social media companies – they don’t actually provide any of the problems that are online. They just connect us.”

Friday, Attorney General John O’Connor signed onto an investigation into Instagram’s impact on kids. Several attorneys general have already signed on, accusing Meta of violating state consumer protection laws and putting the public at risk.

“What we have to remember about these social media companies, they don’t actually provide any of the problems that are online. They just connect us,” said Allmond. “Facebook, through the use of social media, could be putting the youth in danger just by connecting all of them.”

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