Whistleblower: Facebook research showed Instagram is worse for teenagers than other social media

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60 Minutes published this video item, entitled “Whistleblower: Facebook research showed Instagram is worse for teenagers than other social media” – below is their description.

“As these young women begin to consume this eating disorder content, they get more and more depressed,” Frances Haugen said. “And it actually makes them use the app more. And so, they end up in this feedback cycle where they hate their bodies more and more.”

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