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Facebook Slams DEA Over Creating Fake Profiles

By McCarton Ackerman

The social media giant ordered the DEA to comply with their Terms of Use policy and stop creating fake accounts to catch drug dealers. MORE  

The Neurological Basis for Digital Addiction

By Jeanene Swanson

Increasing evidence shows that texting and internet addiction can negatively affect lives. It's time to treat digital dependence as a real diagnosable disorder. MORE  

Do You Find Stress Relief Online? If So You Might Find Addiction As Well

By Liz Karter

Digital life is less stressful and complicated than the real world. Here's the FAQ on its potential costs. MORE  

New Study Claims Social Media Spreads Misinformation About Marijuana

By John Lavitt

An examination of social media outlets revealed how pro-weed sentiments spread and negative opinions were barely shared. MORE  

Does Social Media Fuel Eating Disorders?

By Shawn Dwyer

While pro-ana and pro-mia sites have always been around, social media has escalated eating disorder behaviors to a global scale. MORE  

Absence of Feedback on Facebook Can Lead to Loneliness

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers in Australia determined that even the mere absence from Facebook can drive feelings of isolation and low self worth. MORE  

Half of 14 and 15 Year Olds Addicted to the Internet, Says Recent Study

By Bryan Le

For many children, it's the last thing they look at before going to bed and the first thing they look at in the morning, if they sleep at all. MORE  

Is Social Media Dependence a Mental Health Issue?

By Emma Stein

Selfie addiction or the inability to stop fishing for likes on Facebook may seem ridiculous, but could they actually be the new addictions of the 21st century? MORE  

Pro-Ana: ‘Thinspiration' and Social Media

By Salatha Helton

Is the ‘Pro-Ana’ phenomenon in social media a danger to the recovery process for anorexics? MORE  

Social Media Becomes Hotbed For Drug Cartels To Boast Of Violence

By McCarton Ackerman

Dubbed narcomedia, the trend of cartels using social media to display acts of violence has been growing more widespread. MORE  

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