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social media bad for you

Three billion people, around 40% of the world’s population, use online social media – and we’re spending an average of two hours every daysharing, liking, tweeting and updating on these platforms, according to some reports. That breaks down to around half a million tweets and Snapchat photos shared every minute. 

With social media playing such a big part in our lives, could we be sacrificing our mental health and well-being as well as our time? What does the evidence actually suggest?

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