Social Media and Eating Disorders: How TikTok Promotes Dangerous Videos

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/social-media-eating-disorders-tiktok/

Content Warning: This article discusses eating disorders and contains language that may be triggering to some readers. It probably comes as no surprise to you that social media and eating disorders are often connected. After all, it’s nearly impossible to browse Instagram without seeing an ad for a “skinny detox tea” or scroll through Facebook without stumbling upon someone’s before-and-after weight loss photos. But what you may not realize is that TikTok — known for its expressive dance moves, silly comedy sketches, and videos of dogs snuggling with newborn babies — also hosts a shocking amount of content…

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