Pinellas school board takes steps to join lawsuit against social media companies

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The Pinellas County School Board voted unanimously on Tuesday to move forward with plans to join a national lawsuit against social media giants, taking steps to hold social media companies accountable.

The list includes Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube. The lawsuit claims these apps negatively impact students’ mental well-being.

“I think it is important to recognize that social media can have a positive impact on the community. But in this instance, it’s having an increasingly negative impact on our children and on our students. And we as leaders have to look

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