How Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta failed children on safety, states say

FILE — Raúl Torrez, the New Mexico attorney general, in Washington, on Jan. 30, 2024. New Mexico has sued Meta, accusing it of deceiving the public on child safety. “This is Mr. Zuckerberg’s fault,” Torrez said. (Greg Kahn/The New York Times)

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Meta. (illustration by Pablo Delcan/The New York Times; photograph by Kenny Holston/The New York Times)

In April 2019, David Ginsberg, a Meta executive, emailed his boss, Mark Zuckerberg, with a proposal to research and reduce loneliness and compulsive use on Instagram and Facebook.