Facebook's recent research has been leaked via a report, and it says that Instagram is toxic for teenage girls that use the platform. The reports have been based on a study made by the social media company on the effects that the photo-sharing application has been bringing to its users, particularly to the young ones on the platform. 

Instagram has recently been requiring birthdays for age verification, and it is for eligibility to use the platform as Facebook is cracking down on adolescents who do not advise to be using the app. It is known that Facebook has already canceled its "Instagram for Kids" venture, a platform that would allow ages below 16 to use the photo-sharing app. 

Facebook: Instagram is Toxic Shows Research

facebook, instagram, facebook research, instagram toxic to girls, facebook instagram research

(Photo : Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

There have been a lot of shades and problems thrown at Facebook's feet in recent times, and this controversy is another one to add to their dispute with the public. Another report by the Wall Street Journal has found massive information about Facebook and its internal research about Instagram and how it affects its users. 

The study of Facebook has focused on the past three years, and it looked into how its application affects the young user base or community which uses the social media application. It is known that Instagram attracts a lot of young people to use the application, and a lot can successfully create an account with them despite being underaged. 

WSJ has highlighted that young, female Instagram users have felt body-shamed on the platform and are said to feel insecure about themselves. This does not end with the teenage girls but also with teenage boys that use the platform. 

While Facebook or Instagram has no direct connection to this, the popular posts and content seen here would be focused mostly on societal standards of beauty and appeal.

Does Facebook or Instagram Body Shame?

Facebook or Instagram does not body shame per se, but the content which is published on their platform depicts what society thinks of beauty and attractiveness. This content affects the users, especially the teenage girls, which are openly using the application. 

Furthermore, the researchers of the study have also noted that some have attributed suicidal attempts or thinking because of Instagram's effects to these young users. 

According to CNBC, WSJ's report has concluded that a large percentage of these users remain unaffected or safe from harm, but there is still a presence among the users on the platform. 

Why Was it Kept off the Public?

facebook, instagram, facebook research, instagram toxic to girls, facebook instagram research

(Photo : Christoph Dernbach/picture alliance via Getty Images)

The research was kept off the public as it is intended as an internal study of the media-sharing application. The popularity of Instagram has made it the place to showcase and share different happenings or events in a person's life, something which they can use to their advantage or liberty.

However, the recent studies of Facebook have seen that it has negative effects on teenagers, and it may affect them as they progress into their formative years.

Written by Isaiah Richard

Latest breaking 24h news around the world Latest breaking 24h news around the world - Page 2 Latest breaking 24h news around the world - Page 3


LATEST NEWS

NEWS RELATED

Facebook Bares Plans To Be An Actual Online Store With New Tools

Facebook really, really wants to get a slice of that fat e-commerce pie.  (Photo : Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) BRAZIL – 2021/09/01: In this photo illustration, a Facebook logo seen displayed on a smartphone along with a shopping cart. The social media giant is ramping up its efforts…

Read more: Facebook Bares Plans To Be An Actual Online Store With New Tools

Facebook to target harmful coordination by real accounts using playbook against fake networks

Facebook is taking a more aggressive approach to shut down coordinated groups of real-user accounts engaging in certain harmful activities on its platform, using the same strategy its security teams take against campaigns using fake accounts, the company told Reuters.The new approach, reported here for the first time, uses the…

Read more: Facebook to target harmful coordination by real accounts using playbook against fake networks

Facebook to Rework its Ad Targetting Features to Support the Small Businesses, Against Apple Policy

Facebook is reworking its ad-targeting or tracking features on the platform to give more to “small businesses” which rely on the social media company for boosted presence on the internet. The big blue is known to go against Apple’s Anti Ad-Tracking policy which started in the release of iOS 14…

Read more: Facebook to Rework its Ad Targetting Features to Support the Small Businesses, Against Apple Policy

New Facebook Policy Focuses on Coordinated Social Harm: What Is This New Activity and Why FB is Taking It Seriously?

A new Facebook policy has been published to tackle the rising coordinated social harm. The giant social media platform explains that this new change could greatly prevent the new harmful online activity so that users would not be affected.  (Photo : Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images)Picture…

Read more: New Facebook Policy Focuses on Coordinated Social Harm: What Is This New Activity and Why FB is Taking It Seriously?

FTC staff to present findings on Big Tech's smaller acquisitions

Staff of the Federal Trade Commission will present their findings on Wednesday on business deals that tech platforms like Facebook and Alphabet’s Google did that were sometimes too small to prompt antitrust review.The agency, which began holding open meetings after progressive Lina Khan became chair in June, will hear about…

Read more: FTC staff to present findings on Big Tech's smaller acquisitions

WhatsApp launches test of in-app business directory

Facebook’s messaging service WhatsApp on Wednesday launched a new feature to make it possible to search for businesses within its app for the first time, the company told Reuters.The test in Sao Paulo, Brazil, which allows WhatsApp users to find shops and services through a directory in the app, is…

Read more: WhatsApp launches test of in-app business directory

Here's why Russia has fined Facebook and Twitter again

A Russian court on Tuesday said it had fined U.S. social media giants Facebook and Twitter for failing to delete content that Moscow deems illegal, part of a wider crackdown on the internet and Big Tech.Moscow wants foreign internet firms to open full-fledged offices in Russia and to store Russians’…

Read more: Here's why Russia has fined Facebook and Twitter again

5.8 million Facebook users have VIP pass that exempts them from harsh action

At least 5.8 million high profile Facebook users have VIP pass that allows them to break rules without consequences, the media reported.According to The Wall Street Journal, the tech giant is using a programme that whitelists millions of VIP users from the company’s standard content moderation practices.The programme is known…

Read more: 5.8 million Facebook users have VIP pass that exempts them from harsh action

Instagram ‘Favorites' to Allow Tailored Posts from Selected Friends, Appear on Feed Frequently

Facebook ‘XCheck' Allows VIPs, Celebrities, Politicians, and MORE to Exempt from Rules, Guidelines

Google gave some users' data to HK authorities in 2020: Report

WhatsApp is Developing a Message Transcription Feature for iOS for Those Who Don't Like to Listen to Long Audios

How to Remove Friends/Followers on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram Without Blocking

Facebook Has Been Found Giving Academics Researchers Incomplete Data, Report Says

Italy data authority asks Facebook for clarifications on smart glasses

How racism in Silicon Valley stops many Asian-Americans achieving their potential

OTHER NEWS