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Different social media platforms have distinct effects on well-being during pandemic, study finds

A study published in PLOS A stresses the importance of differentiating social media platforms when considering the psychological impact of social media. The results revealed that active use of Facebook during the pandemic was linked to greater negative impact, while…

WATCH: How Social Media Platforms Impact Child and Youth Mental Health

As more and more reports emerge on how platforms like Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat deal with young users and how the content they consume affects their mental health, attention has also shifted. Focused on the role parents and caregivers…

Social media platforms prove dangerous for younger generations

MANKATO, Minnesota (KEYC) – Social media companies are once again on the defensive against accusations of negative impacts on the younger population. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Is among a number of lawmakers calling for change after hearing the latest…

Young people and social media platforms in 2021: how to start seeing the landscape

SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO / AP) – Anyone with access to a phone and a basic understanding of its use has a universe of information instantly available. Of course, not all of this information is beneficial or true. South Dakota…

Under scrutiny, social media platforms make vague promises to Congress

As pressure builds to make it clear how their products are affecting the mental and physical health of young users, officials at Snapchat, TikTok and YouTube on Tuesday pledged to work with Congress to create new safeguards for the industry….

Urgent need for strong laws and a regulatory authority

Recent internal studies from Facebook and Twitter indicate a disturbing trend that these global giants knew their algorithms were driving users to watch videos, hate speech and conspiracies based on disinformation, begging as part of sinister designs leading to violence…

Australia wants social media platforms to ask for parental consent for children

Australia plans to crack down on online advertisers targeting children by forcing social media platforms to seek parental consent for users under 16 to register or face fines of A $ 10 million ($ 7.5 million) under a bill released…

How attached are you to your favorite social media platforms?

Community Millions of Americans say they regularly use social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Social media is a double-edged sword that allows us to stay connected to our loved ones while threatening our privacy. What do you think…

Keir Starmer challenges Boris Johnson to sanction social media platforms for extremist content

“Strong penalties are clearly needed,” Keir Starmer said (Parliamentlive.tv) 2 minutes to read20 october Boris Johnson said the government “will have criminal penalties with stiff penalties” for those who do not tackle harmful content on their platforms after Labor leader…

Social media platforms struggle to control the spread of anti-Semitic and Islamophobic COVID-related conspiracy theories, report says

An anti-Semitic infographic found on Twitter by IFFSE researchers. Photo: IFFSE / screenshot The continued spread of COVID-19 conspiracy theories on social media opens up new avenues for anti-Semitic and Islamophobic narratives, a new report from the Institute for Freedom…