Research shows that social media has a negative impact on the mental health of many young people. Photo-centered apps like Instagram, in particular, often display filtered images that create unrealistic ideals of beauty and cause feelings of social pressure and anxiety. Some companies have pledged to address the harms their products are causing, but many people believe that to truly solve the problem, the government needs to step in. Listen to a young reporter and a technology researcher discuss the effects of Instagram and other apps on teens and then debate: Should social media be regulated?
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