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Have you heard about the regulation of face-altering filters on social media? 😷
🌟 FaceTune, an app owned by Israeli-firm Lightricks, has been downloaded more than 200 million times around the world, allowing users to make digital changes to their facial appearance, either subtly or drastically.
🤔 Such tools have been criticized for promoting an unhealthy and unrealistic view of beauty, particularly for impressionable children and young adults. 💭
👩⚖️ While no one is calling for a ban on the technology, there are moves to force social media advertisers and influencers to admit when they have altered their physical image.
🌍 The UK government recognized the danger of digitally manipulated content and takes the issue seriously, but it is not clear whether the regulation will target just adverts on social media or influencers as well.
👨👩👧👦 Many people's purchasing choices are influenced by attraction, even if subconsciously.
💸 However, the influence of social media on body image can exacerbate distorted perceptions according to Dr. Shira Brown, an emergency physician. 💭 It's important to recognize the impact of technology on our political, social, and economic systems.
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Read the article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-65544054
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