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The provided excerpts reveal how Meta's social media platforms, particularly Instagram, have been linked to severe physical and mental health issues, especially among young users. This includes higher rates of depression, anxiety, sleep problems, and even suicidal thoughts. Meta's focus on design choices aimed at increasing user engagement has worsened the situation, leading to a concerning positive feedback loop. Young users, in particular, are vulnerable to these harmful effects, and the rise of social media during their formative years has long-term consequences on their well-being. The excerpts also highlight Meta's knowledge of these issues and its questionable actions, or lack thereof, to address them.