Press Briefing: Social Media Addiction Lawsuits

Academic, industry experts discuss state of social media lawsuits

Nov 3, 2023

On Thursday, November 9, academic and industry legal experts will hold a press briefing on the state of play in social media addiction lawsuits, including the lawsuits filed by 42 state attorneys general, a multi-district lawsuit featuring dozens of school districts, and another set of personal injury lawsuits in California. Register now to join the briefing.

Time: Thursday, November 9, 3PM ET

RSVP: Zoom Registration


  • Jess Miers, Legal Advocacy Counsel, Chamber of Progress
  • Cathy Gellis, Attorney
  • Eric Goldman, Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law

The press briefing comes two weeks after a group of 42 attorneys general filed lawsuits against Meta alleging that the company’s product design choices harmed young users’ mental health. At the same time, school districts across the country are suing social media companies over claims that their apps are addictive. And hundreds of personal injury lawsuits are advancing in California alleging similar harms. Next Thursday’s press briefing will explore similarities among the lawsuits, what to watch for in each set of lawsuits, and how court decisions could impact one another.

For questions about the press briefing, email Chamber of Progress Communications Director Chris MacKenzie at


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