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Facebook's Own Research Shows Instagram Is Harmful To Teens, Report Says

In studies conducted over the past three years, Facebook researchers have found that Instagram is "harmful for a sizable percentage" of young users, particularly teenage girls, reported The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. CNET reports: Research presented in 2019 reportedly found that Instagram makes body image issue worse for one in three teen girls. Teens also said Instagram increased rates of anxiety and depression, reported the Journal, citing internal company documents. On Tuesday, Instagram...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Newton, Cnet, Karina Newton


Instagram heartbroken over reports a Malaysian teen killed herself after asking followers to help her choose life or death

Two Instagram executives appeared before a UK parliamentary committee on Wednesday. They were grilled by lawmakers about the case of a Malaysian teenager, who reportedly died by suicide after posting a poll on Instagram asking people to choose whether she should live or die. The executives said the incident was "heartbreaking" and confirmed that the poll itself was in violation of Instagram's community standards. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Two high-ranking Instagram e...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, White House, Trends, Asia Pacific, Malaysia, Damian Collins, Collins, Christchurch, Shah, Reuters, Russell, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Digital Culture Media and Sport Committee, Karina Newton


Instagram will let you appeal post takedowns

Instagram isn’t just pretty pictures. It now also harbors bullying, misinformation, and controversial self-expression content. So today Instagram is announcing a bevvy up safety updates to protect users and give them more of a voice. Most significantly, Instagram will now let users appeal the company’s decision to take down one of their posts. A new in-app interface rolling out starting today over the next few months will let users get “get a second opinion on the post” says Instagram’s head of ...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Tech, Cnn, Newton, Karina Newton


Dealers remain on Instagram as it pushes drug searchers to treatment

You don’t have to search too hard to find Xanax and Fentanyl dealers posting their phone numbers all over Instagram, but at least it’s starting to push people towards addiction recovery resources. Backlash led Instagram to perform a cursory blocking of exact drug name hashtag searches in April did little to solve the problem, as sellers just moved to unblocked hashtags like “#XanaxLife” and “Oxycontins”. Facebook and Instagram could share some of the blame for 2017’s massive spike in syntheti...
Tags: Health, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Instagram, US, Tech, Policy, Opioids, Fentanyl Kingpin Kilo, Oxycontins Facebook, Karina Newton, Given Instagram