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Facebook Is Not Ruining Your Life


Facebook is not ruining your life.


Recently, there have been many claims that fault Instagram and Facebook for ruining one’s self image and mental health. I think that it’s not Facebook or Instagram's fault though. It is not Mark Zuckerburg’s, or any employee at Facebook’s fault that people misuse these platforms.

Frances Haugen spoke on 60 Minutes about how harmful Facebook is for younger people. Haugen claims that Facebook always favors their company over the wellbeing of the consumers, she says “I saw that Facebook repeatedly encountered conflicts between its own profits and our safety.” She continues to say, “Facebook consistently resolved those conflicts in favor of its own profits.”

I don’t think it's Facebook’s job to make sure that all people on the platform are doing okay. At the end of the day, Facebook is an app. If you don’t like it, just uninstall it from your phone. Sure, Facebook can implement easier ways to stop hateful posts, but if something offends you, you can report it and scroll away.

People are becoming too fixated on what is happening on the internet rather than what is happening in real life. This is the easiest problem to solve.

Facebook and Instagram can spread both positivity and negativity. It’s not Facebook’s fault there are a few people who take Instagram too seriously or spread hate on there.


Again, you can just report, block, then scroll away.


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Alyssa Vigil
Alyssa Vigil
May 25, 2022

I agree, social media apps are not incharge of our feelings, they do not dictate our emotions unless we let them. It is not social medias fault for our addictions and insecurities and blaming the apps would be wrong and just us deflecting.

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Khamiyah Anderson
Khamiyah Anderson
Mar 04, 2022

In her article, "Facebook is Not Ruining Your Life," Cynthia Soto insist that Facebook, which is just an app, is not responsible for ruining someone's mental health and self image. I disagree with her claim because while it may be true that the owners of the app are not directly responsible for what people post, and that you can "report, block, then scroll away," what you see on the internet, and what you read, can have a lasting effect. The issue does not lie with the platform, but with social media in general, and it's role in society. According to HelpGuide.org on Social Media and Mental Health, "multiple studies have found a strong link between heavy social media and an…

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In her article, "Facebook is Not Ruining Your Life," Cynthia Soto claims that Facebook and Instagram are not the ones at fault for ruining one's self-image or mental health. She believes that the people using the platform should just report, block, and scroll away from negativity on the app. I agree with what Cynthia claims because Facebook and Instagram's job is to make it easy for people to share content. They don't have to be monitoring how everyone feels about the content they see on the apps. As Cynthia said, people can just report the content and move on with their days. As a person who uses Instagram and sometimes Facebook, negative content comes up every once and a while…

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Gillian Stendal
Gillian Stendal
Mar 04, 2022

In her article, "Facebook is Not Ruining Your Life," Cynthia Soto argues that Facebook is not at fault for how people choose to use social media. I agree with her, Facebook is a private company that will work only in its own best interest. It is your own fault if you decide to use social media apps, you are responsible for your own actions and how you interact with the internet. The internet is like an archive; while the incredibly sensitive materials are restricted, everything you read, hear, and see is at your own discretion.

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arianar7280
arianar7280
Mar 04, 2022

In her article, “Facebook Is Not Ruining Your Life,” Cynthia Soto states that consumers blame Facebook or Instagram for destroying their mental health and self image. It is no one's fault except the people that use the platforms to spread negativity and hate, that wasn’t the purpose of the app in the first place. The platforms are supposed to be used to connect and share memories with families and friends but instead many consumers do the opposite. People use the app to bully or bring down another person but that is no one's fault but the person doing those particular actions. Additionally, If someone feels their mental health is worsening while using the app, the simple solution is to get…

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