4. Social Media Can Cause Depression and Anxiety
While social media can be an effective outlet for some, research from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has shown it can also cause anxiety and depression. This is of particular concern with children and teens.
5. It Can Be Used to Disseminate Fake Content and/or Propaganda.
Ever since the FBI uncovered Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 Presidential election using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, it’s become apparent social media can be a dangerous, vulnerable landscape. Young people have fewer critical thinking skills, and some may not feel comfortable with discussing certain topics they’ve discovered online. That lack of communication can make fake news uncomfortable territory to navigate.
Pros and Cons of Social Media – Sources
Companies Use Social Media for Hiring
Revenue from Social Media in 2018
Media Marketing – social media ad rates
Journal of Addition Research & Therapy
NCBI study on social media causing depression and anxiety