November 16, 2021 13:54 GMT
“We are not Mark Zuckerberg’s people, we are the producer and are being used against each other out of greed,” said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost ad He had filed a lawsuit on Monday against the social networking company Meta, until recently known as Facebook, for misleading the public about how it controls its proprietary algorithm and harmful effect on minors.
“Facebook said it was taking care of our kids and taking out trolls on the internet, but in reality it was creating misery and division for the sake of profit,” Yost said. “We are not Mark Zuckerberg’s people, we are the product and we are being used against each other out of greed“.
The lawsuit, filed last week on behalf of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and other investors, seeks to recover more than $100 billion In the damage caused by a stock drop, Meta is calling for major changes to be made so as not to mislead investors again.
Also, the document Claim that from April 29 to October 21, 2021, the company violated federal securities laws by intentionally misleading users about negative effects that its products relate to the health and well-being of children, as well as the measures the company has taken to protect the public.
“Facebook investors learned the truth recently when former Facebook employee Frances Haugen submitted internal documents showing that the accusedthey knew that Facebook’s platforms facilitate dissent, illegal activity, violent extremism and cause significant harm to users”, carry complaint. Following these disclosures, the shares fell significantly to $54.08 per unit.
Meta spokesman Andy Stone said “this lawsuit is without foundation” and that the company will fight it “vigorously”. Meanwhile, Yost plans to make the court name OPERS the lead plaintiff in Facebook’s securities fraud proceedings and invite other investors to join the lawsuit to hold the company and its executives accountable.