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especially of a teen or preteen girl, you should read this Wall Street Journal article on Instagram’s effects on girls and what Facebook knows about those effects. For example:
“We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls,” said one slide from 2019, summarizing research about teen girls who experience the issues.
“Teens blame Instagram for increases in the rate of anxiety and depression,” said another slide. “This reaction was unprompted and consistent across all groups.”
The research indicates that many of these problems are specific to Instagram rather than applying to all social media.