The moral panic engulfing Instagram

In jumping to the conclusion that Facebook's Instagram platform and other social media services will be the ruin of the next generation, we may be tripping into a trap that has gotten us again and again, says the author. PHOTO: REUTERS
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(NYTIMES) In testimony before a Senate sub-committee recently, Ms Frances Haugen, a former Facebook employee turned whistle-blower, raised a number of important and complex policy questions about how society might better regulate the wayward social media giant.

But she also raised a very basic question, one for which neither the hearing nor her leaked internal documents provided a clear answer. The question is: Is social media a danger to teenagers?

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