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07 May 2019

Fears than being hooked on social media is creating a generation of depressed and anxious teenagers have been overstated, according to a study which found it has a "trivial" effect on life satisfaction.

Ministers and parent groups have raised the alarm about excessive time spent on sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

But University of Oxford researchers found little evidence to support it making heavy users less content.

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01 May 2019

From trialling the removal of "likes" from Instagram to taking cues from China's superapp WeChat, Mr Zuckerberg heralded a number of changes to Facebook's broader social network.

Proclaiming "the future is private", Mr Zuckerberg signalled that Facebook's News Feed would be de-emphasised in favour of revamping its messaging app, online marketplace and video-on-demand site.

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