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The Death of Instagram Influencer Lee MacMillan Shows that Social Media Needs to Stop

The Death of Instagram Influencer Lee MacMillan Shows that Social Media Needs to Stop

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Moving analysis of the basic falsity behind social media in general and Instagram in particular, and the mental damage done.

"Instagram is ranked the worst out of all the major social media platforms in terms of detriments to mental health. It does not build authentic connections; it does the exact opposite... an “influencer” [is] not as an actual person... her worth and complete sense of self are only derived from an Instagram account...

if you aren’t making your followers and sponsors happy, then goodbye goes your status and income. You are a slave... not in control of your own life... even when you are trying to be authentic, there is still this underlying concern about whether your content will be well-received. And that is exactly what prevents authenticity"

This is particularly ghastly: apparently "Lee’s death is still producing content and hashtags", but the conversations aren't about the damage social media does mental health. "Lee and her life continue to be reduced to a hashtag just to gain more likes, more comments, and more money for those posting about her"

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