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Facebook refutes claim Instagram harms young people

Monday 27 September 2021 | 08:42 CET | News
Facebook refuted a recent report in the Wall Street Journal that showed Instagram could have a negative impact on teens, affecting particularly the body image of young women. Facebook noted that teens generally felt Instagram made them feel less lonely during "hard moments" and that most girls struggling with body image issues said Instagram made them feel better rather than worse. Members of the US Congress announced plans to investigate Facebook and the potential negative impact of its social media platforms on young people. The move came after the WSJ report.

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Companies: Facebook / Instagram
Countries: United States
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