A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows 70% of Americans believe social media companies like Facebook and Twitter are harming society.

This poll, released earlier this month, came as Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen in her testimony before the Senate, said the company is putting profits before user safety. She is currently on a European tour and just yesterday spoke with British regulators.

But will anything be done?

Jury's out, but the outrage against Facebook and other social media platforms is real.

People shared their opinions after Redditor boba_fetish101 asked the online community:

"What are you sick of seeing on social media?"

"Maybe it's just..."

"People posting ludicrous amounts of personal information about their own children."

"Maybe it's just because I grew up in the age where we were constantly being told not to post personal information online, but it's bizarre to me how it's completely normal now for people to do it for their own kids."

"Here's daily pictures of my son Little Timmy. This is what school he goes to. These are the sports he likes to play. This is his birthday. These are the video games he likes. This is his favorite food. He has baseball practice every other day until 5 pm, etc."

"Are you trying to get your kid abducted?!"


Good point.

People really need to be careful about the information they share about their children online.

"People watching..."

"People who watch a TikTok made by Suzan, a first-year Psychology major, saying if you can eat a Fajita in 8 bites you have ADHD or whatever, and believing it."


These people clearly need to take an actual psychology course, because something is truly missing here.

"mindless consumption"

"All this mindless consumption is eating brains, killing attention-spans, and silencing creativity. Original thoughts are rare these days. People will see a quote on social media and suddenly that's their entire life philosophy."


I hate how true this is.

Will we ever see the end of it?

"I swear..."

"Highly upvoted obviously fake content. I swear there is a whole minor industry out there manufacturing fake screenshots/posts so they can post them as outrage porn."


"Outrage porn" is the perfect phrase to describe it—and some people really fall for it.

"It's ok to follow the news..."

"People who think they are true crime investigators. They tend to just make the work harder. It's ok to follow the news, but speculating and hunting for tips and such when you aren't the origin of that information (like camera footage) or you never were involved in any way just makes everyone's life worse."

"Also, mad disrespectful to the families of any victims."


People who think they've solved the case of Gabby Petito are truly getting on my nerves these days.

Can you let investigators... you know, investigate?

"I don't care..."

"Things that celebrities are doing. I don't care that Kim Kardashian got the covid vaccine. The news should be reserved for actual news, not an active biography of some random person who people like."


Say it louder for the people in the back, please!

"Kinda sick..."

"Kinda sick of all the outrage that goes on all the time. It's like people are waiting for the next thing to get pissed off about. This cannot be normal."


It really isn't.

Believe it or not, society managed to do its thing before Facebook, too.

"I can't help it..."

"Bad grammar. I can't help it, it just grates with me every time."


As someone who loves the English language... yes.

All I have to say is "yes."

"People getting away..."

"People getting away with peddling fake news."


Yeah, some people are really pushing the limits of how far we can take this fake news thing, huh?

"Just in general, people getting mad about the most trivial of sh*t and harassing other people over it."

"You don't like so or so games, movies, TV shows, whatever. Fair, but you insistently bitching about it and harassing others who do like it is helping anyone."


Are you thinking of leaving Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or other social media? If so, we don't blame you. It's a jungle out there.

Have some observations of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!

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