South Carolina State Representative Sues Instagram After Son's Suicide

A legislator from South Carolina is taking legal action against Instagram following the tragic suicide of his son. Roughly two weeks post the memorial service of his eldest child, State Representative Brandon Guffey was confronted with a private message on Instagram containing a mockery emoji. In July 2022, Gavin Guffey, aged 17, ended his life, leaving his father desperately seeking answers to the sorrowful event. Subsequently, both Guffey and his younger son started receiving blackmail attempts over Instagram, with anonymous senders demanding payment for explicit images of Gavin.