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Poll: Do you think social media has affected your mental health negatively?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

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FACEBOOK FINALLY ADMITTED over the weekend that social media can be bad for your mental health.

While, naturally, the social media giant pointed out the benefits of social media – “it really comes down to how you use the technology”, a blog post by the company read – it said that some studies did show possible downsides to being on Facebook and similar networks.

“In general, when people spend a lot of time passively consuming information – reading but not interacting with people – they report feeling worse afterward,” it reads.

Do you think social media use has affected your mental health negatively?

Poll Results:

48% Definitely (3929)

28% Occasionally (2271)

12% It's all good actually (1048)

10% Not sure (823)

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