This article draws attention to how social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram are under increasing pressure to change the ways in which their platforms are designed to be addictive to users. The article provides an overview as to how these social media platforms are built on algorithms that are designed to keep their users scrolling for longer periods of time so that they can be fed more advertisements. The article also raises concerns over the lack of transparency regarding how these platforms operate, which hinders efforts to reform them so that they are made less addictive.
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