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Social media can be toxic, but some argue it isn’t as bad as we thought

Much has been said about the potential negative impacts of social media — especially for young people. It’s been called addictive, anxiety-inducing and dangerous. In fact, a study recently conducted in the Montreal area reported a link between spending “too much time” on social media or watching television and increased symptoms of depression among teens. But now, in an effort to shed light on

Do We Need Laws Forcing Audits When Social Media Companies Fail To Remove Horrific Content?

Mural at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park in May 2012. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) GETTY What happens when social media companies fail to remove hate and horror from their platforms? When Facebook failed to stop graphic images of the Bianca Devins murder from circulating on Instagram earlier this month, the company offered its usual refusal to answer any