On Social Media, No Answers for Hate

The New York Times:

Instagram, which was created as a site for people to share curated photos of their food, adorable pets and cute children, has largely avoided scrutiny over disinformation and hate content — especially when compared with its parent, Facebook. But social media researchers said that the site had over the last year become more of a hotbed for hateful posts and videos meant to provoke discord.

You are not original or creative on Instagram


If it seems when you scroll through your feed that everything looks similar, that’s probably because it is. That artfully constructed shot of your latté and avocado toast brunch? The shot of your feet dangling over the edge of a waterfall? You in the back of a canoe?

It’s been done before. To death.

Few Instagram accounts make that more clear than @insta_repeat, which collects and displays groups of near-identically framed photos from across the photo-sharing social network.

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