Today in Top Story: Company documents reveal that Instagram use can increase anxiety, depression, and body image issues in teens.
Facebook, which owns Instagram, kept this research to itself. Meanwhile, the company publicly downplayed the app’s negative effects on mental health. Instagram seems to make it particularly easy for young users to compare themselves to others.
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