“There’s a new moral panic brewing about Instagram. It began with the testimony of Facebook whistleblower and a leaked internal Facebook study about the supposed harmful effects of Instagram on teenage girls, including suicidal ideation and eating disorders. This led to a national freak-out over social media and its corrupting influence over the youth, an argument made best by psychologist Jonathan Haidt in the Atlantic…”
The following opinion article discusses the misplaced panic surrounding violent video games and violence. Utilizing The Violence Project database, this article explores researched commonalities between perpetrators, which does not include playing violent video games.
Author: Christopher J. Ferguson