Meta, formerly Facebook, is being sued. The Ohio Attorney General sued billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s company over the “Facebook Papers” disclosures from the newest whistleblower against the digital behemoth, who was formerly an employee of the corporation.
The Ohio Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg’s company.
According to CNN, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost revealed on November 15 that he has decided to sue the firm once known as Facebook, now known as Meta.
The securities action brought against Meta is based on the startling discoveries made by whistleblower Frances Haugen, as well as the cache of papers from the tech giant that she chose to release to the public.
The ‘Facebook Papers’ Reveal and the Meta Lawsuit
According to the Mercury News, the complaint filed by the Ohio attorney general argues that Meta misled itself to its investors and the wider public.
According to Meta, “Facebook’s products do not damage minors, the Company takes proactive and effective measures to restrict the spread of harmful content, and Facebook applies its rules of behavior equally to all users.”
According to the lawsuit, Zuckerberg’s tech firm’s investors “just learned the truth when the former Facebook employee turned whistleblower, Frances Haugen, came forth with internal documents.”
The Lawsuit’s Reaction by Meta
Meanwhile, Meta’s representative, Andy Stone, told CNN Business in an interview that the Ohio attorney general’s complaint has no merit. As a result, the IT titan will “vigorously defend [themselves].”
It is worth noting that Meta, which was still known as Facebook at the time, has continuously refuted any charges made by its former employee, who is now a whistleblower.
Facebook’s representative earlier stated that the foundation of the charges leveled against the company is untrue.
The ‘Facebook Papers’ Reveal
It is worth mentioning that Haugen’s most recent discoveries seek to show the world about supposed difficulties within Meta, such as its efforts to combat both blazing hate speech and the prevalent propagation of misinformation.
Not to add, the leaked internal documents examine into Meta’s efforts to protect the young minds who use social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram.
In the same piece, CNN stated that Haugen’s disclosures represent the “deepest look” into the fundamental concerns underpinning Meta and its social media platforms.