Teens struggling with their bodies and mental health say Instagram is making it worse. The Wall Street Journal released the news last month, causing a lot of uproar. According to Hugin, Facebook actually did this research two years ago and so they are very familiar with it.
“It’s very important to me that everything we make is safe and good for kids,” Zuckerberg says. “Like many, I found it hard to see the Instagram survey as misrepresentation. It actually showed that many teens find Instagram helps them when they struggle with the things that teens are struggling with. Serious problems like loneliness, anxiety, sadness, and eating disorders: More teenage girls are struggling with it Instagram made those tough moments better, not worse.”
“But when it comes to the health and well-being of young people, every negative experience counts. It is so sad that a young person who is experiencing something feels too bad to feel comfortable. (…)” for years to help people in difficult times and I am proud of what we have done with it. We are constantly using our research to improve ourselves.”
After Haugen’s testimony in the US Senate, some senators spoke clearly. They want to regulate Facebook more strictly.
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