So, in 2018 I travelled with my family to the U.S using the ESTA system, and there were no issues with that.
We have planned another trip to the States this year and I filled out the ESTA form myself this time (the last time was a family member), I was denied because I have been to Iraq and Iran since 2011.
This could only mean one thing, that my previous ESTA application was incorrect. I told said family member about my ESTA denial and they didn't know about me travelling to those places, so they answered "No". I was a minor at the time and didn't know about ESTA and that kind of stuff, so I let someone else do mine.
I have applied for a B1/B2 visa and have my interview soon.
Am I screwed for this? None of us had any intention of submitting false information, I read that intent also factors into the consular officer's decision.