Created: September 15, 2021 04:43 PM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — An explosive report in The Wall Street Journal has Facebook playing defense. Now members of Congress have vowed to investigate. This consumer alert is a real wake-up call for parents.
Facebook owns Instagram, and if you're the parent of a teenager, chances are your kiddo has an Instagram account. And according to an investigative report in Tuesday's Wall Street Journal, Instagram is toxic to your teenage daughter. Facebook knows it and has the research to prove it.
Whistleblowers who gave the internal research to The Journal say Facebook has worked hard to hide that information from you. Instagram is all about the pictures, blasting girls with images of idealized, often highly edited, bodies. And according to the Wall Street Journal, Facebook's own research revealed, "We make body image issues worse for one in three teen girls."
Here are just some of the findings from the Journal's investigation:
So now two U.S. senators, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have vowed to launch an investigation into the social media giant.
So what can we do as parents? Here’s Deanna’s Do List:
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