Instagram seeks to curb mental harm to teenagers

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Instagram on Tuesday defended itself against a report that the social network harms the mental health of young girls, saying it plans to play down posts promoting myths about beautiful bodies. Instagram head of public policy Karina Newton pushed back against a Wall Street Journal report that cited Facebook research as showing its photo-centric Instagram service takes a toll on teenagers, especially girls. “The research on the effects of social media on people’s well-being is mixed, and our own research mirrors external research,” Newton said in the post. “What seems to matter most is how peopl…

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