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Facebook unveils internal investigation into Instagram’s impact on teens – IT Pro – News

Facebook has revealed internal presentations on research into the effects of mental health on Instagram. The Wall Street Journal had previously written an article about the investigation, but according to Facebook, the paper’s conclusions are incorrect.

the two shows that Facebook revealedDiscuss the results of the company’s internal investigation Towards the well-being of adolescents. According to Facebook, these were the presentations that The Wall Street Journal used primarily to dispel misconceptions about the investigation, Facebook says. Facebook provided the slides with comments to provide more context, in its own words. The company also shared these slides with Congress, where Facebook must respond to the Wall Street Journal’s allegations to get the investigation’s conclusions.

About a slide in WSJ The original message Already disclosed, Facebook now says that the title it provided for the slide itself was misleading. It reads: ‘For teens with mental health issues, Instagram makes them worse’, but it really should have been, according to Facebook: ‘Teens who are less satisfied with their lives are more likely to say Instagram worsens their mental health’ Or themselves – a picture of teenagers who are satisfied with their lives. their lives. The company also said that many of the “conclusions” from the slides were previously untested hypotheses.

According to Facebook, the study was never intended to draw conclusions about the overall relationship and association between Instagram and a person’s mental health. Instead, there could have been a “brainstorm” with teens who had negative experiences with the platform, about “new ideas” in order to “help” these people.

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The Wall Street Journal itself has Published four more documents Related to the large-scale investigation of Facebook. In addition to the harm of the platform, it also extensively examines social comparisons with celebrities on the photo app.