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US surgeon general: Early social media use harmful to youth

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2023-02-01 08:35

Most major social media platforms in the US, including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, require users to be at least 13 years old. US Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy said in a recent interview that he believes that 13 years old is a time when youths think about their own self-worth and relationships, and the distorted environment of social media does a disservice to many of those children.

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