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Bay Area experts respond to Surgeon General’s call for warning labels on social media

Posted on AllSides June 17th, 2024
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Experts say the announcement — the third advisory issued by Murthy since 2021 that focuses on youth mental health — helps elevate the topic as a widespread public health concern. Such a warning label would require Congressional action, and would follow a similar playbook as cigarettes and alcohol. But because the data on whether social media is harmful or beneficial to teen users is mixed, it also highlights the need to further study the topic, they said. “It helps generate public awareness about some of the research on the topic...

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