Assessment: For the past three years, Facebook has been conducting studies into how its photo-sharing app affects its millions of young users. Repeatedly, the company’s researchers found that Instagram is harmful for a sizable percentage of them, most notably teenage girls.
It can’t be a coincidence that Facebook’s empire of evil shut down (yesterday) the day before whistleblower Frances Haugen will testify before the consumer protection subcommittee of Senate Commerce. Seven hours after Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram disappeared into the cybersphere Gehenna, the system remained offline. Reuters reported late Monday that “sabotage by an insider would be theoretically possible,” and my Twitter feed is full of speculation about an inside job.
“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Mat. 19:14
There are some things that even the Wokies can’t stomach. The butchery of the souls of young people is one of them. Leave aside Facebook’s totalitarian manipulation of content on behalf of the liberal elite:
Its most egregious crime is the mass manipulation of pre-teens and teenagers through the self-image terrorism of Instagram. Ms. Haugen provided massive documentation to the media that Facebook knows in depth what damage it has done to the mental health of young women (as well as young men), as the Wall Street Journal reported:
The Journal’s series, based in part on the documents she gathered as well as interviews with current and former employees, describes how the company’s rules favor elites; how its algorithms foster discord; and how drug cartels and human traffickers use its services openly. An article about Instagram’s effects on teenage girls’ mental health was the impetus for a Senate subcommittee hearing last week in which lawmakers described the disclosures as a “bombshell.”