Is Instagram promoting eating disorders?
Instagram is trying to monitor users on Facebook who are sharing pictures with the hashtag #anorexia and other pro-eating disorder tags. However, some groups don’t think the social media site is doing enough to deter the sharing of such pictures. One group says about the disturbing trend, “It’s worrying that with the powerful medium of social networking and the growing popularity of phone apps such as Instagram, people are able to easily access images that encourage the individual to believe that an eating disorder is a lifestyle choice and to avoid treatment. Some sites have acted to remove content that is seen as dangerous and encouraging people to do dangerous things. Eating disorders as a lifestyle choice should be treated in the same way.”
Do you think social media sites promote eating disorders?
DatAshe on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm
Social media is just a tool. It’s up to the users what they post. It’s not like the network is doing something like featuring pro-anorexia posts. And coolcalx is right–be consistent with your article, for ****’s sake.
JavaTC on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 4:35 am
It’s their life and therefore their choice you know. Most of them understand that it’s dangerous, just like I myself and much happier being fat than I would be skinny. I understand it makes things harder but I’m happier the way I am.
Either way, I agree with coolcalx, your recent articles are **** in a basket.
coolcalx on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:07 am
it isn’t Instagram’s responsibility. also, how hard is it for you to come up with a title that isn’t completely wrong? the title of this article is asking if instagram is promoting eating disorders, when the article itself clearly says that they’re monitoring the problem. the **** is wrong with you, teenspot? you’re clearly trying to manipulate people, and what you’re doing is borderline libel. get your **** together.
The_Joker-version2 on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm
Dieting work for as long as you’re on it. It’s easy to lose weight. It’s the keeping it off that’s hard. If you diet and lose weight and want to stay that way, then be prepared to stay on that diet for life. I agree with th4tguy. Just be active. Mountain bike. Hike. Play tag. Free run. Play tennis. Do somethin outside.
alexiswashere on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm
Removing pictures of individuals with eating disorders isn’t going to solve anything. It won’t stop then from having an eating disorder & it won’t prevent anyone from developing one. Kind of worthless to do all that monitoring.
Th4tGuy123 on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:52 pm
U should lose weight by running or playing other rather than eating less