Shocking Report: Instagram Targets Teen Girls with Anorexia Images
According to executives of Facebook, researchers "have found that Instagram barrages teen girls who have anorexia and other eating disorders with photos and videos of other afflicted girls." This isn't by accident, either. It's a specific algorithm that recommends the content based on the interests of these young girls, like dieting and thinness.
The images pushed to girls have a negative effect, causing them to fixate on the thinness of those in the images, and starve themselves to emulate the unhealthy states.
"They're being bombarded," says Dr. Andrea Vazzana, a child and adolescent psychologist at NYU. She also says the curated content on social media platforms like Instagram has affected 99% of her patients.
Is social media becoming more of a detriment than a positive influence on our lives? I don't think it takes a psychologist to see that people are controlled and completely immersed in a virtual world almost completely disconnected from reality. It certainly has allowed us to broadcast the most unhealthy and cringeworthy elements of our natures.
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