Research + News | Topic: Facebook

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.

Facebook Under Fire Over Secret Teen Research

Facebook-owned Instagram has been criticized for keeping secret its internal research into the effect social media had on teenager users. Read the article here.

Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic For Teen Girls, Company Documents Show

Its own in-depth research shows a significant teen mental-health issue that Facebook plays down in public. Read the article here.

Facebook To Restrict Ads Targeting Teens

Facebook says it will no longer allow advertisers to target those 18 and under based on their interests and activity on other sites. Read the article here.

Facebook Allows Drug Ads To Target Teens, Activists Say

The social network has rules about what can be shown to minors. The Tech Transparency Project found that they aren’t being enforced. Read the article here.

Social Media Use In 2021

A majority of Americans say they use YouTube and Facebook, while use of Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok is especially common among adults under 30. Read the article here.