Research + News | Topic: Facebook

Facebook Has Another Reason To Worry About TikTok After New Teen Survey

Facebook parent company Meta is doing everything in its power to get teens to love its myriad services, but a new survey shows the social networking giant is losing to viral short-video platform TikTok. Read the article here.

‘They Cannot Be Trusted’: Lawmakers Slam Facebook Over Sale Of Deadly Children’s Products

Despite repeated warnings that Facebook Marketplace allows the sale of recalled products that have killed children, the platform’s parent company, Meta, has still failed to prevent such items from being available on its site. Read the article here.

The Dangerous Experiment On Teen Girls

The preponderance of the evidence suggests that social media is causing real damage to adolescents. Read the article here.

Facebook Wants To Attract Young People, But Gen Z Teens Say It’s A ‘Boomer Social Network’ Made For ‘Old People’

Back in 2012, 94% of teens had a Facebook account, a Pew Research survey of 12- to 17-year-olds found. Almost 10 years later, only 27% of adolescents say they’re on the platform, according to a 2021 survey of 10,000 teenagers conducted by Piper Sandler. Read the article here.

Instagram Struggles With Fears Of Losing Its ‘Pipeline’: Young Users

The app, hailed as Facebook’s growth engine, has privately wrestled with retaining and engaging teenagers, according to internal documents. Read the article here.

More Than 1 In 3 Teens Say Snapchat Is Their Favorite Social Media App, Only 2% Cite Facebook

Snapchat is the favorite social media platform among teenagers in the United States and is still growing in popularity, while Facebook’s usage is minimal among teens. Read the article here.

‘She Opens The App And Gets Bombarded’: Parents On Instagram, Teens And Eating Disorders

Mothers describe their daughters’ dangerous experiences after whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony. Read the article here.

Facebook Knows Instagram Is Harming Teens. But Is Anything Going To Change?

In Facebook’s own internal research, one-third of teen girls said that when they felt bad about their bodies, Instagram made them feel worse. Read the article here.

Instagram Promoted Pages Glorifying Eating Disorders To Teen Accounts

Proof that Instagram is not only failing to crack down on accounts promoting extreme dieting and eating disorders, but actively promotes those accounts, comes as Instagram and its parent company Facebook are facing intense scrutiny over the impact they have on young people’s mental health. Read the article here.

Facebook Says Instagram Is Not ‘Toxic For Teens,’ Despite WSJ Report

The claims are in response to a damning Wall Street Journal story that prompted a Senate hearing. Read the article here.