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Facebook renamed itself Meta in 2021, but the year was more notable for revelations about the company’s bad behavior. AP Photo/Tony Avelar

Facebook became Meta – and the company’s dangerous behavior came into sharp focus in 2021: 4 essential reads

Meta felt the heat in 2021 as whistleblower revelations, congressional ire and demands for data knocked the company back on its heels. Here’s a look at research into the problems Meta poses for society.
Instagram’s emphasis on filtered photos of bodies harms girls’ self-image. Thomas Barwick/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for years

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.

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