Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri has been accused of comparing social media troubles to car accidents. “But the car is worth it,” Mosseri said.
CEO made a statement on the Recode Media podcast. Mosseri addressed Facebook’s internal investigation leaked in a podcast earlier this week. This study shows that Instagram is having a negative impact on the mental health of young users. For example, 32 percent of teenage girls feel worse about their bodies because of Instagram.
Mosseri defended Instagram by drawing a comparison between social media and cars. “We know that more people are dying than usual from car accidents, but in general cars are far more valuable to the world than they are harmful,” Mosseri said. “I think social media is similar.” By the use of social media, we can access London cars transport for the service and needs of our cars.
`No drugs or cigarettes, rather cars’
The Instagram CEO came to the comparison after the podcast’s host asked whether social media is like cigarettes and drugs. Young people are protected against this, should that also happen with social media? “I don’t agree with the very limited drug and tobacco comparisons, which are absolutely not the case and have little benefit,” Mosseri said. “Everything that is widespread has positive and negative consequences.”
Mosseri’s remarks have received much criticism. For example, some journalists have pointed out strict regulations that apply to automobiles, from age restrictions to strict safety requirements. Despite years of effort, such a law does not yet exist. Mosseri explains in a podcast that he believes he needs regulation. “But I think we need to be careful because regulation can cause more problems,” said Instagram CEO.
Facebook doesn’t want too many rules
Facebook CEO Instagram owner Mark Zuckerberg has been asking for social media regulation for years, but at the same time a record amount for political lobbyists I’m spending. Earlier this year, it became clear that Facebook was spending more on political lobbying than other major tech companies. It will be $ 19.7 billion in 2020.
Mosseri has already responded to criticisms of his remarks. He calls his statement “not perfect” and finds his words out of context. He attributed this to the “headline culture” where unfortunate remarks are the headlines of articles. “Social media has helped, but it’s exhausted,” says Mosseri.