Meta Wants 'Shotgun' Data Mining, Antitrust Claims Axed

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By Gina Kim (April 29, 2022, 10:11 PM EDT) — Meta Platforms Inc. asked an Alabama federal judge to toss a class action suit filed by a group of parents who accused the social media company of farming children’s images amid its recent rebrand, calling their complaint a “classic shotgun pleading” that doesn’t come close to stating a claim.

In a 35-page motion to dismiss filed on Thursday, attorneys for Meta, its CEO Mark Zuckerberg and its wholly-owned subsidiary Starbelt LLC argued that the parents don’t include any facts to back up their theory that the three defendants are secretly conspiring to create a facial recognition template of their children and…

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