Nearly half of social media users deleted one account in the past year

     

“There are some ideas so wrong only a very intelligent person could believe in them.”

George Orwell

 

“Why you fool, it’s the educated reader who CAN be gulled. All our difficulty comes with the others. When did you meet a workman who believes the papers?”

C.S. Lewis, from “That Hideous Strength”, 1945

 

 

 

 

 

This just in from Fran – thanks, Fran – it’s headlined “Nearly half of social media users deleted one account in the past year.”

It demonstrates that the populace has discerned that technology has been weaponized against it.

Remember, when the flock of birds, the school of fish turns, they do so apparently as one.

There’s lots of nattering in the article, and they buried this all the way in the very…last…paragraph:

Apart from privacy concerns, deleting more social media accounts could also help boost happiness. Research has shown that social media can negatively affect users’ mental health and wellbeing, with one study indicating that an increase in someone’s Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat use could significantly lead to a decline in mental health and an increased risk of depression and anxiety.”

They carefully make no mention of suicide. They say “could significantly lead to a decline”, which is grammatically incorrect, or at the least ambiguous. It’s a Satanic inversion – they’ve cut it up and flipped it so you can’t read “could lead to a significant decline”.

The same tactics, used so tirelessly, day in and day out, that you’ve become inured to them, literally do not see them, unless they’re pointed out as I’ve done so here.

The great news is that, despite the unified Black magic spellcasting of the wholly-coopted Media organs of every nation on the planet, everyone’s getting wise to the con.

Spellcasting. Why it’s called Broadcasting. Action at a distance.

Put a fork in these guys, they’re done. It’s a mop-up operation from here, even though no one on Earth other than you, me and them is ruminating upon it.

Please consider sending them Highest Love Energy as you read this.

And please also consider helping breaking the spell in whatever way makes intuitive sense to you at this time.

 

 

 

 

December 17, 2017 – Teen Depression, Suicide Linked To Time Spent On Phones, Social Media

 

June 25, 2018 – Nearly half of social media users deleted one account in the past year

Facebook’s favorability has tanked over the past five months

About a third of people think Facebook has a negative impact on society.

A lack of trust in websites like Twitter and Facebook has prompted 40 percent of people with social media accounts to delete at least one of them in the past year, new research by public relations agency Edelman found.

The firm polled 9,000 people in Canada, China, France, Germany, Brazil, India, the United Arab Emirates, the UK and the US and found collective outrage over repeated online privacy violations stemming from the Cambridge Analytica data leak and uncertainty about the truth in articles online as a result of the Russian-produced fake news that influenced the 2016 presidential election. What’s more, 48 percent surveyed said that it’s a brand’s fault if its advertising appears next to violent or hateful content and 62 percent wanted more regulation on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. A whopping 2.6 billion people use social media across the globe.

The social networks are scrambling to do damage control. Facebook agreed to take down 270 pages and accounts in April posted by the Internet Research Agency, the Russian group that tried to influence the election. And last month, both Twitter and Facebook debuted stricter guidelines for political ads ahead of the midterm elections.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg also endured two days of congressional testimony before House and Senate lawmakers in April, fielding questions regarding data collection, censorship, user privacy and whether the social media platform should be regulated after it allowed more than 50 million users’ data to be harvested by British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Facebook revealed that it knew about the breach since 2015, but only just suspended the firm from its platform this year. The controversy led to a #DeleteFacebook movement, with users vowing to permanently leave the world’s largest social network. As a result, 7 percent of Americans deleted the Facebook app from their phone over privacy concerns and 9 percent said they deleted their account altogether.

Another survey last year revealed our society’s collective distrust regarding privacy online — just 9 percent of social media users were “very confident” that companies would protect their data and about half of users were not at all or not too confident that their data was in safe hands.

Apart from privacy concerns, deleting more social media accounts could also help boost happiness. Research has shown that social media can negatively affect users’ mental health and wellbeing, with one study indicating that an increase in someone’s Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat use could significantly lead to a decline in mental health and an increased risk of depression and anxiety.

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