Instagram’s emphasis on filtered photos of bodies harms girls’ self-image.
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There is ample research about how harmful Instagram is for teen girls, especially around body image. It turns out Facebook’s own research confirms it.
People tend to view social media posts more favorably when more people have liked, commented on or shared them, regardless of the quality of the posts.
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You have evolved to tap into the wisdom of the crowds. But on social media your cognitive biases can lead you astray.
The changes do not stop Facebook itself from collecting young users’ data and keeping it.
Our research shows what valuable followers fume about.
The popularity of Instagram makes it a valuable resource for mental health support, especially for women.
To combat the lack of resources for women’s mental health, women turn to the popular image-sharing network Instagram for access to information about mental health.
Sarah Baartman was an international sensation of objectification.
In the 19th century, Baartman was dehumanized and mocked for her large posterior. So what does it mean when Black women today strive for ‘Sarah Baartman hips’?
It’s not just the drama that gets people to tune in every night
Weighing unrestricted expression against fostering a tolerant public sphere will test the fundamental freedoms we cherish in our democratic society.
Can post-secondary students be punished for social media posts, even those made off-campus?
It’s when we use our online networks as pipes, not prisms, that small matters and seems to be valuable.
If you want to give and get help from your online network, new research suggests keep your “friend” count low.
How would you feel seeing more Canadian content on your ‘for you page’?
Powers in Bill C-10 will force YouTube and TikTok to make CanCon more discoverable, skewing our searches and streams — but it’s unconstitutional.
Despite being widely viewed as a safer alternative to tobacco, e-cigarettes aren’t harmless, especially to adolescents. But social media is rife with glossy content that makes vaping look fun and cool.
Activists, influencers raise alarm after MMIWG content disappears from Instagram on Red Dress Day.
Automated content moderation using algorithms are quick and cheaper. But, they’re not necessarily better than human beings. They are prone to errors and can impose bias in a systemic scale.
We’re more attracted to foods with a higher caloric density, and this is reflected in our social media activity.
The nutritional content of food posted online can predict the levels of social media engagement, and possibly affect what we eat.
Facebook’s new Oversight Board affirmed the social media network’s ban on Donald Trump.
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The social media giant’s third-party review panel upheld Facebook’s ban on Donald Trump. A corporate governance expert explains why Facebook created the Oversight Board.
Sometimes an anonymous online forum is just what a teenager needs.
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A significant portion of teenagers’ social development happens online. The risks are well known, but the benefits of peer support are often overlooked.
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Indonesian gay communities dispel stigmas by using four strategies on social media.
What made Facebook grow big wasn’t what its targets would have been without it, it was what they were able to do with it.
The Australian Association of National Advertisers’ new code of ethics improves standards for mainstream advertising but leaves a big loophole in social influencer marketing.
Analysis shows how Trump and Twitter spread QAnon extremism from the US to Europe, and how hard it will be to undo the damage.
Instagram encourages you to connect with things as much as with other people.
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Instagram’s Shop button signals the growing commodification of human interactions on social media.