Media: “Hey, Facebook, your products are making people feel bad about themselves, according to your own studies. This is #1001 reason why we think you're putting profit over people. What do you have to say about it?”
Facebook PR response: “here at Facebook, our top priority is to make Instagram a safe space for everyone to interact, have fun and create meaningful relationships. Although here at Facebook we are aware of the consequences Instagram has over teenagers, we at Facebook also think Instagram has also been a positive force in people's lives.
Nonetheless, we at Facebook have created tools to help people protect from bullying, such as hiding likes in posts. We at Facebook are also working on improving our algorithm so that Instagram users get distracted from topics that might affect their mental health, as soon as we at Facebook detect they are looking at them repeatedly.
We at Facebook do that because all we care about here at Facebook is the happiness and well being of our Instagram users.
We at Facebook will find ways to hand researchers more detailed data on our research in ways that don't affect Instagram users' privacy.“
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