The repercussions of the testimony given by the former content manager are still repercussions in Facebook Francis Hogan, before Congress on Tuesday, continues.
New documents have shown that Use the Instagram photo app It has caused serious physical problems to one in three teenage girls, according to a report published by the American newspaper “New York Times”.
A teenage girl named Annie Zou was reported to have signed up for an Instagram account during her freshman year of high school and then used it for personal gain, as she showed off fashion and started following accounts from personalities and graceful-bodied girls, which made her stepped through the doors of comparison, and made her live in a poor psychological state. , according to her.
She also considered that the recent research followed by the “Podcast” network on the poisoning of Facebook and Instagram content on the thoughts and lives of teenage girls was not at all surprising.
She confirmed that she now uses the app as a messaging system, nothing more, and that she rarely publishes it, and she made this decision after much discussion with young people her age, and came to finding that the feeling of social interactions on Instagram is not real, noting that some of them deleted the app because they didn’t. They think it contributes positively to their life.
Disadvantages of Instagram
In turn, Vicki Harrison, director of the Center for Youth Mental Health at Stanford, explained that the result is clear, stressing that there is no need to conduct research in order to reveal the downsides of Instagram.
She added that the teens told her Instagram is the most difficult platform because she can improve girls’ bodies through influencers.
While Yale University student Iris Tzores explained that Instagram made her body issues worse in her eyes because the app doesn’t show her fitness accounts despite being tracking them, but rather posts on replacing meals with iced coffee.
However, some teens said they were happy the new research into the downsides of social media was released, even though they were unsure if the revelation would change anything.
Of note, the new studies came after former Facebook content chief Frances Hogan, who leaked many of the media giant’s secrets last week, testified before Congress, noting that Facebook was pursuing a policy of disinformation.
“Thanks to my work, I discovered that Facebook is hurting young people and democracy,” she added yesterday in front of the Senate.
He also confirmed that the company took information from the public and governments, and misled the public on many topics.
And she estimated that the giant company, whose profits are estimated in the billions, works behind the scenes, and often changes its labor laws, adding that no one outside of Facebook realizes how dangerous it really is for them. those who work or work indoors.
“to hide behind the walls”
In addition, she pointed out that the social media giant is hiding behind walls with the rest of its apps, and seeks to ensure that no one understands the reality of its system.
She also accused Mark Zuckerberg, claiming that the founder of the “blue site” is aware of the thoughts of the algorithms used by the site, and therefore that things cannot happen without his knowledge. She added that Facebook was aware of the danger of its mechanism of action on children.
It should be noted that this testimony was a third blow to Facebook yesterday in a few days, after the first leak, then the huge blackout that hit the company on Monday evening and lasted for hours.