toxicity

via todd richmond

Many believe that social media is toxic – you only need to wade through some YouTube comments to see the worst bits of human nature. But what happens when a company does their own research, then doesn’t share the results because it confirms what many believe? This Verge piece talks about a Wall Street Journal article that highlights internal research at Facebook regarding teen use of Instagram. Turns out that Instagram has a number of negative effects, particularly for teen girls. Facebook has been called on the carpet by lawmakers in the past, but they typically are quite coy when talking about internal research. Perhaps now we know why…

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