HARRISBURG – The Keystone State has joined a multi-state coalition in a federal lawsuit against Meta Platforms, Inc., claiming the company’s social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram, violate consumer protection laws by subjecting young users to a wave of harmful, manipulative, and addictive content. The lawsuit alleges that Meta knowingly designs and deploys features harmful to children, while at the same time, falsely assuring the public that those features are suitable for children. PA joins the suit after state Attorney General Michelle Henry echoed the U.S. Surgeon General’s advisory that bad social media company practices have contributed to a “youth mental health crisis” that has tragically ended lives through suicides and violence, and has damaged the potential of a generation of young people.