Facebook claims that Instagram is not harmful to young women. It shared two documents previously given to Congress on Wednesday. The documents, which were based on qualifications, collected the above-mentioned internal investigation in October and November 2019.
Madrid (Portaltic / EP).- Facebook published a survey about the experience of teenage users using Instagram. This provided additional background information that helped clarify some controversial statements collected in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), survey.
The Wall Street Journal announced in September that they had received an internal report from Facebook on Instagram. This said that the report could have a more negative effect on teenagers who use these social networks.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Instagran’s research collected data such as “32% of girls said that when they feel uncomfortable with their bodies, Instagram makes them feel worse.” She began to describe the platform as being for women “poisonous”. Teenager.
The company claims that Instagram is not harmful to young girls and has shared two documents with Congress on Wednesday. They were previously provided to Congress in October 2019 and November 2019. These documents contained the information from the previous internal investigations and the qualifications.
Facebook has ensured its internal investigations are part its efforts to ensure the platform’s “best impact” in two surveys (“Tough Times in Life’s Mental Well-being” and (“Adolescent Mental Well-being”)
He explained that the study’s purpose was to inform product teams “to generate ideas about how to create products and help teenagers who might have had difficult experiences.” The study also clarified that it “doesn’t intend, nor intend to evaluate Instagram or health and happiness.” The causality of.
Regarding some conclusions, such as “it is estimated that 30% of users believe that Instagram has exacerbated problematic use, and about 30% of teenagers also think that Instagram has exacerbated dissatisfaction with their bodies”, the company clarified that “it only applies to the first report in the past 30 years. This is a subset of the participants who experienced problems during the day. It does not include all users or all teenagers.
He also insisted that “less than 150 teenagers” from the six countries participating in the study (the United States, India, Indonesia, Turkey, Japan, and Brazil) answered questions about their body image and Instagram experience. Moreover, even the “yes or no” question given in the questionnaire does not only refer to the experience on Instagram or the experience specifically related to Instagram, but the experience anywhere in the past 30 days .
Regarding another statement, “Most teenagers report that they feel mental health problems,” Facebook stated that it only collects the opinions of participants (Instagram users) and does not rely on standards or clinical evaluations, not those of others. He does not use social networks and cannot speak.
Because suicidal thinking was the biggest problem that Instagram faced, the company has reduced its percentage to one per cent (16) and not broken it down to 6%. The United States and 13% of the United Kingdom are there.
It also shows that “even people who think this has started on Instagram are too much,” which is why they “invest a lot of money in support, resources and intervention to provide support to those who use their services”.