7 Ways Facebook Is Bad for Your Mental Health

Rusty Snippets

Mr Conservative
Staff member
May 17, 2020
This article is 7 years old, but we even knew way back then that Facebook is just plain evil! Now they censor news and opinion they disagree with!! Dump Zukerberg and Dorsey too over at Twitter!!

Facebook’s meteoric rise in popularity suggests that it offers us something we’ve always wanted. It allows us to simultaneously keep in touch with long-lost cousin Annabelle in Baton Rouge, best friend Percival from the first grade at St. Mary’s School, as well as 491 other assorted friends, relatives, and acquaintances—all at once, instantaneously, no trips to the post office necessary.

With the click of a button, we can see what Percival’s cute little daughter had for breakfast this morning, or what Annabelle’s pet dog wore to last year’s Halloween party.

But, like all benefits in life, Facebook comes with its psychological costs—many of them invisible. Indeed, a recent study found that heavy Facebook users experience decreases in subjective well-being over time (Kross et al., 2013). Below we review some research suggesting seven ways that Facebook may be hurting you...............