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In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role - The New York Times

In Screening for Suicide Risk, Facebook Takes On Tricky Public Health Role - The New York Times | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it
Some doctors warn that Facebook is becoming an arbiter of users’ mental distress without proving that its efforts are accurate, effective or safe.
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While FB is taking on a commendable task and will likely help some folks, the danger is our litigious society. At some point the “responsibility” for one’s own self may be challenged and FB may be held accountable for not adequately screening posts to “prevent’ a depressed individual from harming themselves.

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The reason why millions of Brits are switching off social media

The reason why millions of Brits are switching off social media | INTELLIGENT WORLD TODAY | Scoop.it

A study by BUPA into the nation's social media habits found two-thirds “feel inferior” seeing pals or stars showing off wealth or experiences and 28% feel negative over friends' career updates
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switching off social media for better health...   any opinions on that?

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