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Mother Sues Facebook and Snapchat For Her Teen Daughter’s Suicide

In Enfield, CT, 11-year old Selena Rodriguez took her own life after being addicted to social media platforms.

In her plaintiff, Selena’s mother Tammy Rodriguez has claimed that the “defective design, negligence and unreasonable dangerous features” of Facebook and Snapchat caused her daughter’s suicide.

Tammy took away Selena’s phone every time her daughter reached out for it but Selena’s behavior instantly changed for the worse. Also, the teenager was forced to share sexually inappropriate content on Instagram and Snapchat which was leaked among her school classmates. Later, the teenager was diagnosed with severe mental disorders, including depression, self-harm, and sleep deprivation.

A spokesperson for Snap stated that many mental health institutions are constantly improving Snapchat for users’ psychological well-being. For now, Meta spokespersons refused to comment on the case.

For more details on the case, follow Social Media Victims Law Center

Article by Yevheniia Savchenko

Yevheniia Savchenko is a Legal Writer at Lawrina. Yevheniia browses through the most interesting and relevant news in the legal and legaltech world and collects them on Lawrina’s blog. Also, Yevheniia composes various how-to guides on legaltech, plus writes product articles and release notes for Loio, AI-powered contract review and drafting software.

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