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Published on 20 April 2022
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Much of what we see online of people’s bodies is photoshopped, or it’s pictures of them looking as best as possible, like right after a workout.
This creates a false idea of what body types are achievable for the majority of people.
When people don’t meet this unrealistic body standard, it often leads to a negative body image, possibly leading to an eating disorder.
Eating disorders cause incredibly negative impacts on the teeth, heart, digestive system, bones, and mouth of those who have them.
In some cases, eating disorders can even lead to death.
Most people who have eating disorders are young women and teens.
An issue of this size is not simple to fix.
Putting algorithms into place which would take down contetnt that promotes eating disorders would be difficult due to the fine line between
and pro-Eating Disorder content.
Different types of content also triggers different reactions among people, meaning removing pro-eating disorder content is not one-size-fits-all.
When a post is taken down, it is all too often too late, already having been seen by thousands of people.
Thankfully, we have seen some imrovements made in the past few years.
As attention to the dangers of eating disorders rises, more pressure is placed on companies to showcase body diversity in their products.
Companies such as Target and Victoria’s Secret have released new advertising campaigns highlighting body diversity.
Yet it’s still not enough to counter the widespread pro-eating disorder content found online.
Online eating disorder content leads directly to the deaths of innocent kids each day.
Without action by social media companies, only more people will be exposed to this type of content as we use our phones more and more, and spend more and more time on social media.
Thank you for watching.