Social media: Abstinence can boost self-esteem – DW – 05/09/2024

A Canadian study has found that refraining from social media for a week can have a positive impact on one’s body image. Online beauty ideals are most harmful to young women who try to achieve unhealthy body shapes. For many young people on social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok, it’s hard to … Read more

The most dangerous encounter to avoid in social media | Fox News

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A TikTok Ban Won’t Fix Social Media | The New Yorker

On April 24th, after years of talks about a TikTok ban, President Joe Biden committed to remaking the platform’s existence in the United States. A foreign-aid package that he signed into law, and that passed in the House and the Senate with strong majorities, included funding for Ukraine, Israel, and Gaza, plus a bill that … Read more

Why Social Media Is The Most Misunderstood Job In Corporate America

Participants hold signs in support of TikTok outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The fact that U.S. politicians can simultaneously believe that TikTok is both a threat to national security, and also a core channel for reaching a key voter demographic, perfectly illustrates the tension at the heart of social media. Senators want … Read more