Attorney General Kris Mayes files lawsuit against Meta and expands election investigation

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Arizona’s Attorney General Kris Mayes joined Arizona Horizon to discuss a number of issues and cases.

There’s an ongoing investigation regarding the ‘fake electors’ scheme which attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

“We are taking it very seriously, solemnly. I understand the desire for updates from my office, but this is not an NFL football game and I’m not a play-by-play announcer, we’re going to do this by the books so I’m not going to be providing a lot of detail on that,” Mayes said.

Mayes also discussed another case regarding abortion, specifically a drug called mifepristone, which blocks a hormone called progesterone which is needed for a pregnancy to continue.

“This is a really important issue. My office was successful in protecting a woman’s access to mifepristone,” Mayes said. “it’s the most important drug needed for medication abortion, or at least it’s one of two drugs used for medication abortion, which is also the safest form of abortion if a woman needs it.”

Currently in Arizona, women are able to full access to mifepristone as long as it’s through 15-weeks of pregnancy.

The final case Mayes discussed was the recently filed lawsuit against Meta.

Mayes recently filed a lawsuit against Instagram and Facebook’s parent company Meta, alongside 32 other states, alleging the company “purposefully” addicted children to social media.

“Most of the Attorneys General across the country decided to sue Meta which essentially means Facebook and Instagram for what we believe are deceptive practices and unfair practices. There addictive algorithms, they’re constant alerts, they’re infinite scroll, these features of Meta, but particularly Instagram, that have such a harmful effect on our kids,” Mayes said.

Mayes discusses that social media companies are aware of how highly addictive their platforms are but keep catering to children.

Kris Mayes, Arizona Attorney General

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