About 27% percent of users want the platform to show more content that promotes positive mental health.
A recent study by Opinium found that two in five US adults are cutting down on time spent on Instagram to improve their mental health. While 18% of the users have deleted Instagram app from their phones, 21% have set screen-time limits.
About 17% have changed in-app settings to hide the exact number of “likes” their posts garner. 17% of the surveyed individuals said that social media companies are responsible for managing the mental health of their users.
However, 40% of users feel this responsibility lies with individual users. Nonetheless, 79% of Americans agreed that social media companies should take steps to address the negative mental-health effects their products have on users.
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