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What Makes Social Media Harmful?

Social media rely on visual content, with images and videos shared anytime and anywhere, from an individual’s hand to a global audience. Researchers have documented both the positive effects (including finding connection, support, and inspiration) and negative impacts of social media use (including anxiety, depression, feeling of loneliness). The balance between positive and negative effects continues to be discussed but there is no doubt that the negative effects could be significantly reduced had the platforms been designed differently. More at Psychology Today.


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